The Blood Synergy is a clinical research program funded by an NHMRC Synergy grant, and is focused on addressing Australia’s national transfusion priorities to deliver safer and more appropriate transfusion support for patients, help guide better stewardship of national blood supplies, and reduce costs to the community. Our research encompasses observational studies, meta-analyses and systematic reviews, clinical registries, and interventional clinical trials, to provide evidence that informs blood policy and practice both within Australia, and internationally.
The Blood Synergy team is an alliance of national and international leaders in transfusion medicine and related clinical disciplines, as well as health economics. Our investigators are affiliated with universities and other organisations across Australia. The program is managed by the Transfusion Research Unit (TRU) in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, in partnership with the Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC RC), and the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at Monash Business School.