The following Blood Services resources are available as apps. We are developing more resource and education apps, so keep an eye on this page.
The pupose of the app is to assist health professionals, particularly inexperienced junior doctors, in the appropriate, evidence-based prescription of red cell and platelets for transfusion.
Blood Prescriber also contains a transfusion checklist and information about special requirements to assist with your transfusion decision.
Blood Typing game
The Blood Service developed these games to explain the basic science of transfusion testing to students and laboratory staff.
Blood Typing explores the world of red cell agglutination, antigens and antibodies in a game environment, making transfusion science fun.
A series of four games will help you master ABO and Rh typing and compatibility testing methods.
This app assists with decision-making at the bedside. Our eLearning module supports your understanding of adverse events.
Click on the icon and get started.
How much blood?
This app uses height and weight to calculate the amount of blood in your body, then shows blood components and their function in the body.
Download this app from the iTunes store or search the term How much blood? in the iTunes app store.
Patients with iron overload conditions may be eligible for the therapeutic venesection program at the Blood Service.
This app is designed to guide GPs and specialists through the referral process. Paper-based referrals for new patients will no longer be accepted from 1 May 2013, or for existing patients after 1 February 2014.
Blood Component Information
BCI is the extension of the Blood Service's blood component labels. This product information includes a description of the blood collection process, method of manufacture, critical manufacturing steps, clinical indications for use, and administration methods.
BCI is now available as a PDF you can save to your desktop. Download it here.