What has social media got to do with blood transfusions, haematology and the like?

How might social media help those working in haematology and blood transfusion services and research?

This was one of the questions addressed at a recent Australian Red Cross Blood service meeting in Sydney by Carolyn Der Vartanian, Program Leader for the NSW Blood Watch program at the Clinical Excellence Commission.


Scary new pathogens or a communications revolution?

Carolyn Der Vartanian writes:

At the annual Australian Red Cross Blood Service scientific meeting held in Sydney recently, all things blood were up for discussion. Issues around the possibilities of emerging infectious disease in our blood system, adverse events in blood donors, the new and ground-breaking Patient Blood Management Guidelines, new trends in haemophilia and Hepatitis B and what constitutes ideal transfusion practice were all discussed… Read more


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