The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is a division of the Australian Red Cross. We’re funded by the federal, state and territory governments of Australia to supply the community with safe, high quality blood and blood products, as well as organ and bone marrow services for transplantation. Learn more about our history.
Our important work is only possible through the incredible donations of over half a million unpaid voluntary donors.
To our donors - thank you for your passionate support. Thank you for going above and beyond...Jennifer Williams, Chief Executive
Manage the blood supply
Supplying blood safely to 23 million people across 7 million square kilometres is a huge medical and logistical exercise.
Bone marrow, organ and tissue donation
We contribute expertise, leadership and support for transplantations of bone marrow, organ and tissue donations.
|Donor Services||Manages the collection of blood donations, relationships with donors, National marketing, contact centre operations and building community relations.||Finance||Manages organisational funding and provides financial information, advice and analysis to support effective decision-making and performance improvement.|
|Human Resources||Enhances capability by improving organisational structures and work processes. Delivers mechanisms for attracting, developing and retaining skilled people to the business.||Information Services||Manages the hardware and software needed to efficiently run the Blood Service, including the National Blood Management System (NBMS) and the National Transplant Systems (NTS).|
|Manufacturing||Processes blood donations, ensuring they are tested and efficiently distributed to meet demand.||Strategy and Quality||Responisble for strategy development business planning and process improvement, performance analysis and reporting, internal communications and positive media promotion. The division is also responsible for the administration and continuous improvement of the quality management system and partnering with all divisions to ensure that we maintain the highest standard of manufacturing excellence and regulatory compliance. Also manages key external stakeholder relationships with the Therapuetic Goods Administration (TGA). National Blood Authority (NBA), international blood service partners and governments.|
|Clinical Services and Research||Supports optimal, safe practices at every stage of the blood journey, from donation to transfusion. Provides clinical oversight of both donor and patient safely relating to blood and tissue products creates and translates unique, world-class knowledge in blood transfusion-related research.||Corporate|
Supports the Board, which has overall responsibility and oversight for the Blood Service. The Board is responsible for the organisation's efficient operation and takes the lead in setting the culture of operating in a responsible way within the community.
Our service goes beyond just blood. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service draws upon our core strengths of safety, quality, specialised expertise and national infrastructure to help enhance healthcare in Australia to deliver improved patient outcomes.
Each year the Australian Red Cross Blood Service lodges an annual report detailing the financial and performance information gathered over the financial year. These documents are part of the public record.
Blood Service Annual Report 2013 - 2014
At the leading edge outlines the key areas of future focus for the Blood Service and articulates what needs to be achieved to be at the top of our game.
The business plan for 2015-16 is the second in support of our five-year strategic plan, At the leading edge.
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