Public Consultation

Draft Patient blood management guideline for people with critical bleeding

A review of the Patient Blood Management Guidelines: Module 1 – Critical Bleeding/Massive Transfusion was undertaken to update and enhance the evidence base and to ensure that the clinical guidance relating to the appropriate use of blood components and strategies that aim to minimise blood loss remain accurate and current.                                                                

The NBA is using this opportunity to present the draft guideline to a wide clinical audience encompassing a broad range of expertise, and to invite interested groups, organisations and individuals to provide their feedback.

Public consultation commenced on Wednesday 28 September 2022. The closing date for submissions is 5pm Wednesday 9 November 2022.

The draft guideline, accompanying materials and instructions on how to make a submission can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

The draft Patient blood management guideline for people with critical bleeding is now available for comment. 


Draft guideline

Draft Patient blood management guidelines for people with critical bleeding (1.42 MB)

Accompanying materials

Draft massive haemorrhage protocol (166.4 KB)

Technical report

Submission instructions and response template

Submission Instructions (24.52 KB)

Submission template (30.52 KB)

Please email your completed submission to

All submissions will be registered and a confirmation via email or fax will be sent confirming receipt of the submission.

To view outcomes from previous consultations please visit Closed Public Consultations