The ANZSBT strongly encourages advancement of research in transfusion medicine and science in Australasia. The Society provides an annual Research grant to promote and develop research in related transfusion medical knowledge and science.

Each year, the Council nominates research priorities and determines an award total sum which may be distributed as a  single grant, or smaller grants totalling the sum.

The ANZSBT Research Committee is responsible for reviewing all research grant applications and evaluating the merits of proposed research projects, the significance of the project and value of potential outcomes for Australia and New Zealand.

The 2017 Research grant was awarded to 3 recipients:


Andrew Georgiou, Macquarie University (NSW)

“Enhancing the effectiveness, appropriateness, and sustainability of blood product management – a data analytics approach”



Rosemary Sparrow, Monash University (VIC)

“Rapid infusion of cellular blood components during massive transfusion: identification of current practices in Australian and New Zealand hospitals”


Dianne Van Der Wal, Australian Red Cross Blood Service (NSW)

“The role of neuraminidases in platelet function in general and during storage”



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