Department of Health

Victoria's Blood Matters Program has developed consumer information resources with input from consumers/patients, in addition to listing other useful resources.

This includes resources covering:

  • Patient blood management.
  • Blood transfusion.
  • Immunoglobulin therapy.
  • Consumer Medicine Information leaflets.
  • Immunodeficiencies website information.

Some of this information is available in languages other than English.

Patient blood management

What you need to know about patient blood management – visual: simple information for consumers about patient blood management with visual aids. Developed with consultation from consumers:

What you need to know about patient blood management: information for consumers about patient blood management. Developed with consultation from consumer:

Blood transfusion


Bendigo Health visual transfusion pathway:

Blood Matters patient information and visual pathways:

Translated resources are available on the SA HealthExternal Link and NSW Multicultural Health Communication ServiceExternal Link websites.

Paediatric transfusion

SA Health also has resources for children and parents, visit the SA Health blood transfusionExternal Link page.

Immunoglobulin therapy

Updates on treatment

Blood Matters changes to immunoglobulin products - patient information (April 2023).

Blood Matters introduction to subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) for consumers

This resource introduces SCIg as an alternative treatment option to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). This resource can be used by patients to talk with their medical practitioners or medical practitioners to talk with their patients.

Australian Primary Immunodeficiency Patient Support (AusPIPS) resource

National Blood Authority resources

Medicine information -Therapeutic Goods Administration


A caveat on information supplied

All information and policies that are included as examples are only current at the time the document/s were made available to Blood Matters. Individual health services should be contacted to check the currency of the policies and practices.

The tools are not endorsed by Blood Matters unless stated otherwise.

Information sharing occurs on the understanding that due acknowledgement will be given to the original source. Seek permission from the original source before using or applying any policy, protocol or guidelines.

Reviewed 10 January 2024


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