BloodChat is a group of online discussion forums that enable those working or interested in the blood sector to come together virtually to share ideas, resources and to discuss matters relating to transfusion. The below screenshot shows some of the current BloodChat discussions. Click on image to enlarge.
FIGURE: Screenshot of BloodChat
There are only three simple steps to access BloodChat:
- Login to BloodPortal by clicking on the link at the top of this page. If you don't have an account yet you can create one in a few moments.
- If you already use other NBA systems such as Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry (ABDR) or BloodNet, you will already have access to a range of discussion forums. If not, email support [at] blood [dot] gov [dot] au (subject: BloodChat%20Enquiry) and request access to BloodChat and identify the specific forums you wish to access.
- Start chatting with your peers.
Discussion forums in BloodChat
A range of discussion forums exist in BloodChat. The table below lists the current discussion forums available in BloodChat.
Current discussion forums in BloodChat
|Category||Forum||Description and Eligibility|
|Blood Sector Systems||ABDR||ABDR system related issues. Access is restricted to ABDR users.|
|Blood Sector Systems||BloodNet||BloodNet system related issues.
Access is restricted to BloodNet users.
|Transfusion Chat||Scientists||Transfusion related matters for Scientists, including issues arising in pathology laboratories in health providers. Access is restricted to transfusion related scientists in Australian health providers.|
|Transfusion Chat||Transfusion Nurses||Transfusion nurse related matters. Access is restricted to transfusion nurses in Australian health providers.|
|Transfusion Chat||Clinical||Transfusion related matters for clinicians. Access is restricted to clinicians in Australian health providers.|
|Transfusion Chat||Patient Blood Management||Patient blood management related matters.
|Product Group||Immunoglobulin||Matters relating to immunoglobulin products, including the Criteria for the Clinical Use of IVIg and the Review of the authorisation and clinical governance framework for IVIg. Unrestricted access.|
Additional forums are created as required. If you wish to have an additional forum created, please contact the NBA's Blood Systems Support (details below).
For BloodChat user support for BloodChat contact the Blood Systems Support team at the NBA:
- Email support [at] blood [dot] gov [dot] au (subject: BloodChat%20Enquiry)
- Call 13 000 BLOOD (13 000 25663).