Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry (ABDR)

Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry logo

The Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry (ABDR) is a registry for patients in Australia with bleeding disorders. It is used on a daily basis by clinicians in all Australian haemophilia treatment centres (HTCs) to assist in managing the treatment of people with bleeding disorders and to gain a better understanding of the incidence and prevalence of bleeding disorders. This information will also be used to understand demand for, and to facilitate ordering of, clotting factor product. The image below is a screenshot from ABDR demonstrating the clinical diagnosis page (test data only). Click on image to enlarge.  

Picture of an ABDR Diagnosis screenshot

FIGURE: Screenshots of ABDR clinical diagnosis page.

First developed in 1995, the current fourth generation system was launched by the National Blood Authority (NBA) in August 2012. ABDR is managed in collaboration with the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors' Organisation (AHCDO), Haemophilia Foundation Australia and all Australian governments and is overseen by a Steering Committee, chaired by Dr John Rowell from the Queensland Haemophilia Centre.

Patient Privacy in ABDR and MyABDR

The ABDR and MyABDR are provided by the National Blood Authority (NBA) an Australian Government agency responsible for the supply of blood and blood products in Australia.

The NBA is required to ensure that patient information in ABDR and MyABDR is collected and managed in a way which complies with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.  There are also parallel requirements which may apply under state and territory laws.  Privacy requirements under the Privacy Act were tightened in 2014, and a new Privacy Policy for these systems was implemented from 26 January 2015.​

More information about the management of patient privacy in ABDR and MyABDR can be found here, including a copy of the ABDR/MyABDR Privacy Policy together with further information, forms and other implementation resources.

Adding new patients to ABDR

Doctors need to register their patients by completing one of the ABDR Patient Registration Forms listed below and faxing it to the nearest Haemophilia Treatment Centre or Bleeding Disorders Clinic where it will be entered by the respective Data Manager.

Accessing ABDR

If you are already a user of ABDR, simply click the BloodPortal Login link at the top right hand side of this page and select ABDR once you are logged in.

If you work in a haemophilia treatment centre and don’t yet have access to ABDR, you should talk to your centre’s Director. You can then apply online for access by first creating a BloodPortal account and then apply for access to ABDR by selecting the ABDR icon in BloodPortal and completing the online form.  Once your access request is submitted and then approved by your haemophilia treatment centre director and the NBA, you will be notified by email.

If you are being treated through a haemophilia treatment centre and wish to view your record in ABDR, you should discuss this with your treating clinician.

ABDR/MyABDR Governance Arrangements

ABDR Support Materials 

MyABDR Support Materials for HTC's

In addition to the ABDR Support Materials above (which contain HTC specific information relating to MyABDR) and the information for community members on MyABDR, the following additional support materials will be of assistance to HTC staff when using MyABDR:

ABDR Data

Aggregated de-identified data from ABDR and other ICT systems operated by the NBA is reported in the Annual ABDR Reports.

This includes similar reports to the below haemophilia treatment centre dashboard report. Click on image to enlarge.

Screenshot of ABDR Dashboard for HTCs - view larger

For more information

For more information about ABDR visit the AHCDO website or contact AHCDO by:

  • Email info [at] ahcdo.org.au (subject: ABDR%20Enquiry)  or
  • Call (03) 9885 1777.

For ABDR user support contact the ABDR Support Team at the NBA by:

  • Email support [at] blood.gov.au (subject: ABDR%20Enquiry)  or
  • Call 13 000 BLOOD (13 000 25663). Note: ABDR Support is available 24/7
  • Skype Contact Name nba-support

For information on the NBA privacy policy including how complaints can be made visit: