News & Updates
- Combined HSANZ, ANZSBT & ASTH Annual Scientific Meeting
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia
20-23 Oct 2013
scientific meeting of the Haematology Society of Australia and New
Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and
the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Haemophilia Foundation Research Fund 2012-2013
information and the application form at www.haemophilia.org.au.
Applications close: 31 August 2012.
and Clinical Governance Framework for Intravenous Immunoglobulin Survey
on behalf of all Australian governments is coordinating a review of
the adequacy of the current IVIg authorisation and clinical governance
arrangements. Click on the following link to access an update on the
Learning Seminar "Across the Professions"
include "The Best Technology for Professional Learning".
NHS Blood and Transplant Initiative, Transfusion Evidence Library
Evidence Library is an up-to-date, freely available online library
of transfusion-related systematic reviews and handsearched randomised
controlled trials, fully searchable by index terms, free text, title,
author, date and study type. www.transfusionevidencelibrary.com.
of The NHMRC/ASBT Clinical Practice Guidelines on Fresh Blood
can click straight through to the latest update on the NBA
Regional Congress of the ISBT
The Netherlands, 2 - 5 June 2013. More information at www.isbtweb.org/amsterdam/welcome/.
Abstracts close 3 March 2013..
blood use clinical perspective, Queensland Transfusion Forum 2012
26 and Friday 27 April 2012. For further details: www.iamevents.com.au/qh
Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Standard 7 Blood and
Blood Products. ACSQHC
of the 2nd Edition of the Guidelines for the Administration of
is pleased to announce publication of the 2nd edition of the Guidelines
for the Administration of Blood Products, December 2011. The
guidelines can be accessed on the ANZSBT
of Prophylactic Platelet Transfusions and Prevention of Hemorrhage"
to the above article in the New England Journal of Medicine
is via www.nejm.org.
scheme for ANZSBT members
(Australian Professional Acknowledgement Continuing Education) scheme
is a voluntary program that recognises continuing education, formal
courses and a wide range of professional activities which contribute
to your professional growth. ANZSBT has signed a MoU with AIMS; ANZSBT
members, like members in AACB, ASM, ASTH, are now able to take part
in the APACE program for only $30. Anyone who is not a member
of AIMS or one of the above societies is required to pay $200 per
To become involved with APACE and for more information
(on the AIMS website).
Guidelines for the Estimation of Fetomaternal Haemorrhage, update
15 July 2008
The British Committee for Standards in
Haematology (BCSH) guidelines for the estimation of fetomaternal
haemorrhage were first published in 1999. The following update document
reviewed and extended the initial guidance:
for the Estimation of Fetomaternal Haemorrhage - July 2008 (182KB)
the release of paediatric patient information kits produced by ANZSBT
in collaboration with ARCBS, BloodSafe and NZBS.
parents, children and teenagers are available to download on the ANZSBT
Science Series - full text access for ANZSBT members
members have full text access to the 'ISBT Science Series'
journal on the Blackwell-Synergy website.
Go to Online Journals (members
only) and click on the ISBT Science Series
register to add genetic typing to blood transfusions
blood agency has announced it is setting up a registry of
blood donors that is genetically typed to ensure ease in blood
transfusions. Genome Quebec, which will team up with blood agency
Hema-Quebec, says the registry
is the first of its kind in the world.
2007, members were informed of the development of three new committees
to further enhance the workings of the society beyond the previous
scientific subcommittee. These committees have now been established
and members have been appointed by Council for a 2-year period.
See Standing Committees.
Edition of the ANZSBT Guidelines for Pretransfusion Laboratory
We have released
the latest edition (March 2007) of this document, formerly titled
for Pretransfusion Testing". These will form a complementary
document to a new NPAAC Standard for Pretransfusion Laboratory
Practice which is currently in development.
The Guidelines are now titled: "Pretransfusion
Laboratory Practice" and can be downloaded from
the release of the 3rd Edition of the ANZSBT Guidelines on Antenatal
cooperation and input of the RhD-Ig Joint Consultative Committee
(JCC) is acknowledged. The antenatal prophylaxis
program has raised a number of significant issues which have been
addressed in this new edition. ANZSBT, RANZCOG and the JCC consider
these new recommendations to be current best practice in this area
of health care.
The Guidelines are titled: "Blood
Grouping & Antibody Screening in the Antenatal & Perinatal
Setting" and can be downloaded from our Publications
Society for Medical Research (ASMR) has a searchable online directory
of contacts and research interests for collaboration and networking.
See the ASMR Members
Grouping and Genotyping Project Information at Bloodgen's
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