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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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