At the Blood Service, we are committed to ongoing quality improvement and patient care.
We have developed numerous successful and productive partnerships with blood improvement collaboratives and individual clinicians.
Our most recent partnership was with Dr Philip Crispin and his team at Canberra Hospital and Health Services. The 1.5-year project focused on improving blood management and transfusion appropriateness in obstetrics to reduce red cell transfusion.
Through the project, a number of clinical practice improvement tools were developed to guide decision making and patient care.
Blood Service in Brief July 2016 is out now. Find out about new red cell testing technology, updated blood bag cost indicators, some healthy competition amongst health services providers and more.
The unified Australian Red Cross Blood Service is two decades old this year. How much have things changed?