Blood Watch Partners
Quality Blood Management relies on effective partnerships with multiple networks and clinical services. These partnerships foster collaboration and communication across the system to improve patient outcomes.
The NSW Blood Watch Network brings together blood management facility leads. The collaborative network is led by the CEC Blood Watch program and enables a collaborative community to support blood management across NSW Health. The network is a valuable communication channel between the CEC Blood Watch program and facility leads. The network meets monthly and facilitates timely collegial support to members.
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (Lifeblood)
Lifeblood is an operating division of the Australian Red Cross Society. Lifeblood is funded by Australian Governments to provide life-giving blood, plasma, transplantation and biological products for world leading health outcomes. It also provides extensive information and resources for health professionals interested in transfusion medicine.
National Blood Authority
The National Blood Authority's (NBA) core business is to deliver a blood supply system that is responsive to patient needs, built on evidence based clinical practice and ensures Australia’s blood supply is safe, secure, adequate and affordable now and in the future. It also provides extensive information and resources for health professionals on blood products, clinical practice, NSQHS standards, print and online resources.
BloodSafe eLearning Australia develops and provides online education resources for health professionals on behalf of all Australian governments. These courses address patient blood management and clinical transfusion practice to improve patient outcomes. All courses are based on published guidelines, evidence-based practice and expert opinion, and provide up to date information for health professionals.
Courses are accessed via the My Health Learning platform in NSW. Visit the education page for more information.
Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)
Blood Watch partners with relevant ACI networks to support safe transfusion practice and patient blood management across NSW Health.
NSW Health Pathology
Blood Watch works closely with NSW Health Pathology to ensure the safe and efficient use of blood and blood products.
Blood Watch and NSW Ambulance work closely together where opportunities for improvement are identified.