Public Consultation

Investigation and Management of Acute Transfusion Reactions (ATR) – Public consultation now open

The National Blood Authority has developed draft guidance for the Investigation and Management of Acute Transfusion Reactions which is now open for public consultation on our website for a period of six weeks until Friday 2nd July.

The guidance is an adaptation of the British Society for Haematology (BSH) Guideline of the same name published in 2012. The guidance has been amended to take into consideration its currency and applicability to the Australian setting. The guidance is intended as a resource for clinical staff for the recognition and management of symptoms and signs related to transfusion reactions. It provides guidance on investigation of transfusion-related adverse events and haemovigilance reporting.

The guidance includes a flowchart to aid recognition of acute transfusion reactions and their immediate clinical management - provided in an editable PowerPoint format for local adaptation.

We welcome feedback on the draft guidance for the Investigation and Management of Acute Transfusion Reactions and the accompanying flowchart during the consultation period via the feedback template.

To complete a submission, you can download the documents and feedback template below:

Please provide all comments in the feedback template by midnight Friday 2nd July 2021 to submissions@blood.gov.au

Contact Officer: Leia Earnshaw (02) 6151 5090

Address:
Haemovigilance Project Manager
National Blood Authority
Locked Bag 8430
Canberra ACT 2601

 

To view outcomes from previous consultations please visit Closed Public Consultations.