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Our capabilities

The Blood Service is proud to have served the Australian healthcare sector for more than 80 years. Over this time, we have developed state-of-the-art scientific, medical and manufacturing capabilities and established a national infrastructure that is world-class, including testing, quality consulting, supply, storage, research and development, and more.

Specialist advice

  • Scientists
  • Microbiologists
  • Transfusion specialists
  • Researchers
  • Quality assurance experts
  • Regulatory affairs experts
  • Nurses and more.

State-of-the-art good manufacturing practice (GMP) facilities

  • Facilities in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth
  • Research and development, clean rooms, cold chain logistics and more.

Australia-wide network

  • Over 100 donor centres receiving 1.3 million donations each year
  • 103,000 deliveries each year
  • Cold chain logistics.

Quality assurance

  • GMP manufacturing facilities licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Laboratories accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)

Testing services

  • Capacity for over 4 million blood tests each year, including red cell reference, nucleic acid testing, infectious disease serological screening and more.