Special Interest Group

Transfusion Professionals Network

In October 2011 the Australian New Zealand Transfusion Professionals (ANZTP) Special Interest Group of the ANZSBT was formed. In 2015 it changed its name to Transfusion Professionals Network (TPN).

Membership is available to members of the society who are nurses, midwives, scientists or other health professionals in advanced roles undertaking quality improvement and clinical practice in transfusion and patient blood management.

The Transfusion Professionals Network (TPN) and Steering Committee Terms of Reference outline the aims, responsibilities, membership and working arrangements of the group.

Transfusion Professionals Network Steering Committee

  • Ms Angie Monk (Chair)
    Clinical Governance Unit, Joondalup Health Campus, WA
  • Ms Christine Akers
    Pathology Dept, Alfred Hospital, Blood Matters, Melbourne, VIC
  • Ms Adrienne Wynne
    Quality and Risk, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • Ms Bev Quested
    Transfusion Educator - Bloodsafe, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, SA
  • Ms Sally Francis
    Blood Watch, Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW
  • Ms Susan Kay
    Clinical Governance, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, QLD
  • Ms Barbara Parker
    Nurse Consultant - PBM, Bloodsafe, SA
  • Ms Dawn Richardson
    Pathology Dept, CNC Transfusion Practice, Launceston General Hospital, TAS
  • Ms Fiona King
    Blood Bank, New Zealand Blood Service, New Zealand
  • Ms Liz Thrift
    Clinical, Manawatu, New Zealand Blood Service, New Zealand
  • Ms Trudi Verrall
    Women's and Children's Hospital, BloodSafe e-learning Australia, SA
  • Ms Maria Burgess
    ACT Transfusion Nurse (CNC)

The TPN Steering Committee will:

  • Coordinate activities of the TPN, including meetings, online forums, educational activities and review of materials as requested
  • Coordinate activities and other requests as directed by ANZSBT Council and Standing Committees
  • Represent TPN at the ANZSBT Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Coordinate the TPN AGM to be held at HAA


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