The scientific workforce plays a vital role in the healthcare system and is now supported by the Blood Matters transfusion medicine scientist. The aim is to assist with education and resources to support scientists with best practice in the areas of blood management and ensure compliance with national guidelines and standards. 

‘STOP the waste’ festive campaign 2020-21

The festive season is fast approaching, and once again it is time for us to consider how we can keep blood wastage to a minimum over this period. Donated blood is a precious gift, and we all need to do our part to protect and manage this valuable resource.

More information available in the blood component wastage webpage.


The Blood Matters Program would like to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to the success of the project so far:

  • Health and pathology services throughout Victoria
  • Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
  • Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
  • South Australian Blood Moves Project
  • BloodSafe
  • The National Blood Authority

Some of these strategies are guided by the South Australian Blood Moves project and the National Blood Authority Managing blood and blood product inventory.