Blood Matters: Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting annual report 2019-20

Blood Matters is pleased to present the annual Serious Transfusion Incident Report (STIR) for 2019-20

This report contains information on reactions, incidents and near miss events that occurred in health services from Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Registered health services will also receive an individual summary of the reactions, incidents and near miss events they reported during the same period.

Delays in releasing the report are impacted by the need to wait for health service investigations and the validation steps by the expert group. For this reason, STIR also provides regular interim reports and Bulletins. The Bulletins can also be found on the Blood Matters webpage.

Participating in the STIR program assists health services to report haemovigilance data at both jurisdictional and national levels, with de-identified data from STIR reported to the National Blood Authority for the National Haemovigilance Report.

If your health service is not participating in STIR and wishes to, or you have any questions regarding your individual report or the STIR annual report, please contact the Blood Matters secretariat on 03 9694 3523 or email: