The Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion comprises over 400 members from diverse scientific, medical and nursing backgrounds working within the area of blood transfusion and related fields.

The broad aims of the ANZSBT are:

  • The advancement of knowledge in blood transfusion and transfusion medicine.
  • The promotion of improved standards in the practice of blood transfusion
  • The collaboration with international and other regional societies interested in blood
  • The promotion of interest in research into blood transfusion and allied subjects
  • The formulation of guidelines in key areas of transfusion practice


The ANZSBT is affiliated with the following societies:

Formerly the “Australasian Society of Blood Transfusion” (ASBT), the Society changed its name in late 2002.

Vision Statement

Provision and communication of independent expertise in transfusion medicine.

Mission Statement

To define and promote best practice in clinical and laboratory transfusion medicine.

To engage with stakeholders in all areas of transfusion through communication, representation and advocacy.

To promote and support education and research.

ANZSBT Constitution

Please find the current ANZSBT constitution here.

Applicable legislation

The ANZSBT is governed by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) legislation. Please find a link to the Corporations Act here.