Patient blood management

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.

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More information

Blood, Drugs and Technology team
Office of the Chief Medical Officer
2nd Floor, C Block
189 Royal Street
East Perth 6009

Phone: 9222 2072
Email: bloodmanagement@health.wa.gov.au

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WA Blood Management