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.
2019 Research Grant
Sophie Shand, Sydney Ambulance Centre
“Identifying barriers and improving access to Ambulance Service blood product transfusion”
2018 Research Grant
Allison Mo, Monash University (VIC)
“A feasibility randomised pilot trial of weekly-interval red cell transfusion schedule in myelodysplastic syndromes: REDDS-2 pilot study”
Wayne Dyer, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (NSW)
“Alternatives to red cell transfusion to treat anaemia”
2017 Research grant:
Andrew Georgiou, Macquarie University (NSW)
Rosemary Sparrow, Monash University (VIC)
Dianne Van Der Wal, Australian Red Cross Blood Service (NSW)