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
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 Name
- Patient's Surname
- Patient's Date of Birth and/or UR number
- Date & Time of Collection and Initials of person collecting
collector must also sign and date the declaration with respect to
positive patient identification on the request form.
- UPDATED TRANSFUSION GUIDELINES
Click here to reference the ANZBT website's