New IVIg and SCIg Authorisation Request Forms for access to government-funded immunoglobulin products will be implemented in all states and territories (other than Western Australia) from 5 November.
The new forms are available on the National Blood Authority website. These forms have two pages that will need to be completed by the Prescriber and submitted to the Blood Service or other approved delegate for assessment for access to government-funded product, in accordance with the Criteria for the clinical use of intravenous immunoglobulin in Australia.
WA will continue to use existing forms, accessible from the forms quick link on this site.
From Monday 24 November, there's a new form for ordering HLA/HPA compatible platelets.
Applications for a $10,000 CPI grant are invited from individual clinicians involved in clinical transfusion medicine and patient blood management in Australia.