Department of Health

Transfusion science and blood stewardship

The scientific workforce plays a vital role in the healthcare system and is supported by the Blood Matters scientist. The aim is to assist with education and resources to support transfusion scientists with best practice in the areas of blood management and ensure compliance with national guidelines and standards. 

STOP the waste festive campaign 2022-23

The festive season is fast approaching and once again it is time for us to consider how we can keep blood wastage to a minimum over this period. Donated blood is a precious gift, and we all need to do our part to protect and manage this valuable resource.

Let’s celebrate the donor’s precious gift this festive season.

For more information, see the blood component wastage webpage.

Bench and Beyond newsletter

National standards and guidelines

Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT)

National Blood Authority



The Blood Matters Program would like to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to the success of the project so far:

  • Health and pathology services throughout Victoria
  • Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
  • Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
  • South Australian BloodMove Project
  • BloodSafe
  • The National Blood Authority

Some of these strategies are guided by the South Australian BloodMove project and the National Blood Authority Managing blood and blood product inventory.

Reviewed 19 January 2023


Contact us

Blood Matters Program Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

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