The goal of patient blood management (PBM) is to improve outcomes for each patient by minimising or avoiding unnecessary transfusion.
A multidisciplinary team determines, with the patient, the specific management plan, which makes every reasonable endeavour to:
- optimise the patient's own blood volume, especially red cell mass
- minimise the patient's blood loss
- optimise the patient's physiological tolerance of anaemia.
This site has been developed to support health professionals working in WA Health to implement and sustain patient blood management as part of a State Patient Blood Management Program funded by the WA Department of Health.
Blood, Drugs and Technology team
Office of the Chief Medical Officer
2nd Floor, C Block
189 Royal Street
East Perth 6009
Phone: 9222 2072