Formerly the "Australasian Society
of Blood Transfusion" (ASBT), the "Australian & New
Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion" (ANZSBT) promotes
improved standards and the formulation of guidelines for blood
transfusion practice. The society also aims to provide advancement
of knowledge in transfusion medicine, and the promotion of interest
in research into blood. It collaborates with international and
regional societies interested in blood transfusion.
Criteria for Acceptance of
Specimens for Transfusion Testing
All clinicians and nursing staff
who take specimens for transfusion testing need to adhere to the
improved standards for specimen labelling.
In addition to documenting the
following details on the blood tubes:
- Patient's given
- Patient's date of birth
and/or UR number
- Date & time of
collection and initials of person collecting the
the collector must also sign and
date the declaration with respect to positive patient
identification on the request form.
Click here to reference the ANZBT website's