National Blood Authority (NBA)

Provides evidence-based patient blood management guidelines, fact sheets and information and the management of the Australian blood and plasma product sector.

Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT)

Produces guidelines and standards relating to transfusion, including pretransfusion testing, indications for use, administration of blood and collection of autologous blood.

Australian Blood Fridge Standards

Australian Standard AS3864 is the standard for the manufacture of medical refrigeration equipment for the storage of blood and blood products.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

A clinical website maintained by Transfusion Medicine Services, provides information on blood components, including transfusion risk estimates, for clinical and laboratory staff.

Lifeblood provides a free online Audit Tool to assist with clinical transfusion and patient blood management audit activities and allows for benchmarking results. Read more

Blood Matters Program

Victorian state government program for improving the quality and safety of hospital transfusion care to patients.

Blood Watch Program

Clinical Excellence Commission NSW is a state-wide transfusion medicine improvement program and its’ primary goal is to improve the safety and quality of fresh blood product transfusion in all NSW Public Hospitals.


South Australian government patient blood management program. Publications including resources for transfusion practice, anaemia and patient blood management and blood fridges maintenance.

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

For accreditation follow the Safety and Quality Improvement Guide Standard 7: Blood and Blood Products.