Department of Health

Blood Matters: Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting guide

The Blood Matters Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting (STIR) system is a voluntary state-wide system. It captures serious hospital transfusion incidents including near-miss events.

The STIR system provides a reporting mechanism for serious incidents related to transfusion.

This central database is used to provide local information on the number and type of serious events that occur. The data collected by STIR is collated, aggregated and reported with recommendations to improve the quality and safety of transfusion practice.

This document is a guide to this reporting system.


Date published
29 May 2023
Update frequency
Available format

Reviewed 30 May 2023

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