The Blood Matters Program is a Victorian Government program run in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service that aims to improve the quality and safety of hospital transfusion care for patients.
Blood Matters won the ANZSBT poster prize for the Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting expert group's poster Wrong blood in tube: is there any improvement? Chris Akers, Blood Matters transfusion nurse, accepted the award.
The poster is based on data collected by the Blood Matters STIR program. It outlines contributing factors, location and staff groups responsible for WBIT events, and highlights the fact that WBIT events continue to occur, despite measures put in place to reduce them.
Blood Matters would like to thank all those who contribute to STIR, as well as the expert group who helped to prepare the poster.