With the dawn of the new millennium, we started to implement a national approach to how health providers and clinicians managed the use of the blood products we collected

We worked with providers to help them understand that blood is a rare commodity, and educate them on ways to be more efficient with their transfusions.

Smarter tracking, process improvement and education for our stakeholders is an ongoing priority for Lifeblood even today.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A more unified focus began, with health providers becoming more efficient in the use of collected donations
  • Perth hospitals were active in installing ‘cell salvage’ machines, which collects blood lost during an operation and washed the cells, making them available for transfusion back to the patient
  • This decade saw the beginning of our continuous improvement approach