The Blood Matters Program is a Victorian Government program run in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service that aims to support and enhance best practice in patient blood management (PBM), and the stewardship of blood and blood products, for improved patient outcomes in Victorian health services.

Sharing our work at HAA 2017

Blood Matters participated at the annual HAA 2017 Meeting (a combined annual scientific meeting of the HSANZ, ANZSBT and THANZ) conference in Sydney International Convention Centre.

Chris Akers, Blood Matters Transfusion Nurse, presented on 'Addressing iatrogenic anaemia: Are we doing justice to the 2nd pillar of patient blood management?'.

Two additional posters were selected, and it was an ideal opportunity to promote other work of the program:

  • RhD - what's the problem?
  • Red blood cell wastage in Victoria: where are we at?

The next meeting, renamed as Blood 2018, will be at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21-24 October. Visit the Blood 2018 website for more information.