News

2017

03 August 2017

The Blood Service has recently published the results of our recently completed hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA prevalence study. HEV is a known transfusion-transmissible agent.

27 July 2017

Blood Service in Brief July Edition is here! We're celebrating 50 years of anti-D, preparing for the ISBT 128 Transition Label, helping health professionals with new audit tools and more.

26 July 2017

The Information Standard for Blood and Transplant (ISBT) 128 is a global standard for the identification, labelling and information transfer of medical products of human origin.

24 May 2017

Blood Prescriber App is an updated version of the Red Cell Prescriber App - and now includes platelets.

15 May 2017

Two new calculators – the Red Cell Compatibility Calculator and the Blood Group Phenotype Frequency Calculator – are now available to use.

08 May 2017

The Audit Tool provides health professionals with free easy-to-use online audits.

20 April 2017

Blood Service in Brief Edition 19 is here! We reveal how O negative red cell units are being used across the country, when ISBT 128 labelling is coming, a new direction for plasma and more.

12 April 2017

Q&A now has two new topics - warfarin reversal and pretransfusion clinical practice - to help test your knowledge of transfusion practice and patient blood management.

18 March 2017

Public Consultation on proposed changes to the Criteria for the Clinical Use of Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Australia (the Criteria) is now open until 9 June 2017.
 

22 February 2017

Feedback is now being sought from the attendees of Transfusion Update Conference 2017, which was held at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney, on Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 April.

19 January 2017

Blood Service in Brief Edition 18 is out now. Discover the lab of the future, education opportunities, some good news on Hepatitis B risk, and an international blood type mystery.
 

03 January 2017

Listen to a stellar range of local and international experts showcasing the latest in transfusion practice and medicine on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April.