BloodMove Project Case Study

The Country Health South Australia Local Health Network (CHSA) BloodMove Project is a collaborative program to facilitate best practice in blood management throughout regional South Australia. BloodMove oversees 60 regional hospitals that are supplied with blood and blood products by both regional and metropolitan transfusion services. 

BloodMove is supported by the Blood, Organ and Tissue Programs section of the SA Department for Health and Ageing and was implemented to minimise blood wastage through improvements to cold chain systems and inventory practices.

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For more information on the BloodMove project please contact:

Mr Rick Tocchetti, Medical Scientist Lead, BloodMove
Blood, Organ and Tissue Programs
SA Department for Health and Ageing

  • Email rick.tocchetti [at] health.sa.gov.au (subject: BloodMove%20Project)
  • Call 08 8204 1443

Ms Merrilee Clarke
Nurse Management Facilitator, BloodMove
Country Health SA Local Health Network

  • Email merrilee.clarke [at] health.sa.gov.au
  • Call 08 8226 6290

For a pdf version of the content on this page download the BloodMove Case Study Factsheet (pdf) (749.9 KB).

Acknowledgements

The National Blood Authority (NBA) extends its appreciation to the SA Department for Health and Ageing, Country Health South Australia, SA Pathology (RAH, LMH and Regional Services), Healthscope Pathology and Kapunda Hospital for their support, contributions and involvement in the development of this case study.

In particular a special thank you to:

  • Susan Ireland, PSM – Manager, Blood, Organ and Tissue Programs, SA Department for Health and Ageing
  • Rick Tocchetti – Medical Scientist Lead, BloodMove – SA Health
  • Merrilee Clarke – Nurse Management Facilitator Lead, BloodMove – CHSA LHN
  • Ahn Pham – Transfusion Medicine - SA Pathology - Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Elvira Giannitto – Transfusion Medicine - SA Pathology - Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Lynda Pierce – Transfusion - Healthscope Pathology – Ashford Hospital
  • Bianca Strong – Regional BloodSafe Clinical Nurse, Inner North, Angaston Hospital
  • Sharon Saegenschnitter – BloodSafe Contact Nurse, Kapunda Hospital
  • Tony Waterman – Maintenance Officer, Kapunda Hospital
  • Sophia Hague – Transfusion Medicine - SA Pathology - Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Adam Dichiera – Transfusion Medicine - SA Pathology - Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Andrew Levak – Regional Services - SA Pathology - Berri Hospital

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