National Blood Authority

Saving and improving Australian lives through a world-class blood supply

Blood is a precious resource that can be manufactured into several products to save the lives of thousands of Australians every year. The National Blood Authority’s (NBA) core business is to deliver a blood supply system that is responsive to patient needs, built on evidence based clinical practice and ensures Australia’s blood supply is safe, secure, adequate and affordable now and in the future.

NBA is a statutory authority that represents the interests of the Australian and state and territory governments, and sits within the Australian Government’s Health portfolio. Our work would not be complete without our valued staff, suppliers, committee members, health professionals and other key stakeholders that support our strategies, programs and systems.

Professor Lyn Beazley 

Professor Lyn Beazley AO is a passionate advocate for science. Her accolades include former Chief Scientist for Western Australia, current Adjunct Professor of Science at Murdoch University and, more recently, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. The National Blood Authority (NBA) is fortunate to have such an eminent and influential person as a member of the NBA Advisory Board. Professor Beazley is very engaged and enthusiastic about the work of the NBA and contributes enormously to the consideration of issues by the Board. This video is reproduced courtesy of the ABC’s 7:30 Report program.



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The FOI Disclosure Log provides a list of documents disclosed by the NBA in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

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Visit the Information Publication Scheme page to read about the mechanisms and procedures NBA undertakes to manage and make available information.

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Visit the Public Interest Disclosure Scheme page to read about a Commonwealth government scheme to encourage public officials to report suspected wrongdoing in the Australian public sector.