Results of Round 4 National Blood Sector Research and Development Program

Applications to Round 4 of the National Blood Sector Research and Development Program closed on 5 April 2019. The NBA thanks all applicants who submitted an application to this round and is grateful to have received high quality input from clinical, research and government experts who participated in the review process and assisted the NBA in determining the mix of projects to be funded within the limited program budget.  The NBA is confident that the research funded through this round will provide significant contributions to the development of new knowledge in the blood sector. Congratulations to the grant awardees. Successful applications are listed below

Patient Blood Management Project Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Dr Jillian Patterson

University of Sydney

$227,771.50

Prevention and management of bleeding in maternity patients to optimise patient outcomes

A/Prof Zoe McQuilten Monash University $100,654.40 A study of patient and healthcare provider experiences of blood transfusion in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
Dr Ammar Majeed Monash University $129,086.10

RotEm-guided blood product in patients with Cirrhosis undergoing Invasive

ProcEdures (RECIPE)

Patient Blood Management Seed Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Dr Michael Simmonds

Griffith University

$54,621.60

Assessment of blood quality in cardiac surgery

A/Prof David Roxby Flinders University $27,500.00 Evaluation of transfusion triggers in elderly patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the prevalence of anaemia on discharge from ICU and hospital

Patient Blood Scholarship Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Dr Brenton Sanderson

Macquarie University

$33,000.00

Computerised Support for decision-making during massive transfusion to improve efficiency and outcomes

Ig Scholarship Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Dr Nicholas Crump

University of Melbourne

$22,178.20

Neuromuscular ultrasound as a biomarker in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneu-ropathy (CIDP)