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 to the world

Linley Bielby, Blood Matters Program Manager, was invited to speak at The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) in Copenhagen and The Japanese Society of Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy in Chiba (Tokyo) held in July.

Linley Bielby, Blood Matters Program Manager presenting in Japan She presented on ‘The Transfusion Practitioner Role in maintaining a sustainable O negative supply’ and ‘The Transfusion Nurse in Australia: now and into the future’ at these conferences, respectively.

Three additional Blood Matters abstracts were selected to be presented at ISBT Copenhagen, and it was an ideal opportunity to promote other work of the program:

  • Patient identification: the consequences of getting it wrong are serious
  • Are sampling practices leading to too much blood in the lab and less in the patient
  • Stop the waste over the festive season: have we improved?

Read the abstracts on Vox Sanguinis.

Photo: Linley Bielby presenting at The Japanese Society of Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy in Chiba (Tokyo).