2023 Awards and Grants

Ruth Sanger Oration

Professor Robert Flower
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Peter Schiff Award (proudly sponsored by CSL Behring)

Professor Catherine Hyland
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Presidential Symposium Award

Ms Suelyn Van den Helm – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Investigating biomarkers of bleeding in neonates and infants undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass using proteomics

Phd Scholarship candidate proudly sponsored by CSL Behring


Young Investigator Award for Best Abstract (proudly sponsored by the National Blood Authority)

Ms Maxine Revoltar – Royal North Shore Hospital
Anti-N antibody mimicking an antibody to a high incidence antigen in a U-negative patient


Blood Management Award (proudly sponsored by the National Blood Authority)

Ms Penny O’Beid – NSW Health Clinical Excellence Commission
Monitoring transfusion and patient safety risks



Clinical Transfusion Award (inaugural) (proudly sponsored by CSL Seqirus)

Dr Richard Charlewood – New Zealand Blood Service
Drugs in blood: Is it safe to co-administer medications and red cell transfusions?


Immulab Blood Bank Laboratory Award (proudly sponsored by Immulab) 

Mr Joel Graham – Pathwest
Reducing red cell wastage – the value of centralised management and surveillance in WA


Best Poster Prize

Ms Katie Gould – Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
Fridges and Fridays mock Massive Haemorrhage Protocol (MHP) scenario generator


ANZSBT Research Grants


Mr Niki Lee – Northern Pathology Victoria (NPV) “Verification of algorithm to enumerate FMH quantitation by flow cytometry (anti-D vs anti-HbF) and the correlation of non- stained cells with HbA level”
Ms Tam Nguyen – UQ Centre for Clinical Research Red BlOod Cell TranSfusion in ECMO – a feasibiliTy TriAl (the ROSETTA trial)
Assoc. Prof Lin Fung – University of the Sunshine Coast
• Australia
Do cryopreserved platelets increase risk of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) in a laboratory model?”
Dr Lacey Johnson – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Investigation of the fibrinolytic properties of cryopreserved platelets

South East Asia/Pacific Islands Registration Award (co-sponsored by the International Society of Blood Transfusion)


Dr Andy Tang Singapore/Malaysia
Ms Engla Merizka Indonesia

Dr Haziq Ibrahim Malaysia


Overseas Travel Award (proudly sponsored by CSL Behring)

Dr Rachel Githiomi – Ministry of Health HQ
Kenya , East Africa


ANZSBT Travel Grants

Ms Suelyn Van Den Helm – Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Dr Genghis Lopez – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
Mr Thomas Hueneberg – Australian Red Cross Lifeblood