For Patients

This section provides quick links to content relevant to patients. This section will change on a regular basis to ensure patients have the most up-to-date information on blood and blood products. To return to this page click on the For Patients button available at the bottom of any page on this site. ​

Quick links to the latest information for patients

About NBA - describes who the National Blood Authority is and what we do.




icon for Ig Patient factsheets BloodSTAR and Immunoglobulin Patient Factsheets and Resources: Information about BloodSTAR and immunoglobulin treatment and privacy.


Treating anaemia and managing iron provides information and fact sheets for patients who may have Iron Deficiency Anaemia.  



Patient Education videos are videos to educate consumers about the benefits and risks of red blood cell transfusion and patient blood management.


Intraoperative Cell Salvage is intended to inform health-care practitioners, health educators, health service managers and policy makers about Intraoperative Cell Salvage use for patients undergoing surgery or invasive procedures, particularly those in which blood loss is anticipated. It is aimed at supporting hospitals to develop and implement an intraoperative cell salvage program. 


Other information for patients about blood and blood products is a collection of resources targeted at supporting patients’ understanding of best practice when it involves blood products. 


The Australian Bleeding Disorder Registry Patient Pamphlet (1.29 MB) describes what is and how does the Australian Bleeding Disorder Registry work.




About Blood is an overview of blood and how it is divided in to several products.




Public Consultation provides information on current and planned public consultations being undertaken by the National Blood Authority.