Blood products and transfusion practice for health professionals
The Blood Book: Australian Blood Administration Handbook replaces the much-loved Flippin’ Blood which was a collaboration between the Blood Service, BloodSafe and SA Health.
Lifeblood has now solely developed this new resource to include updated comprehensive information to help health professionals – particularly nurses – practice safe transfusion.
Lifeblood has announced it will start collecting convalescent plasma for the first time. We have been in discussions with governments about how we could quickly assist in any clinical trials using convalescent plasma in Australia...
We have assessed the blood safety risk from SARS-CoV2 as low and expect it to remain low.
The 2019 transfusion-transmissible infections in Australia surveillance report is now available and can be found here.