Abbreviations and acronyms

ACS acute coronary syndrome

AHCDO Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation

AHMAC Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ANZSBT Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion

APTT activated partial thromboplastin time

ASBT Australasian Society of Blood Transfusion

CARI Caring for Australians with Renal Impairment

CHF chronic heart failure

CKD chronic kidney disease

COI conflict of interest

CRG Clinical/Consumer Reference Group

CTEPC Clinical, Technical and Ethical Principal Committee

DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation

DNA deoxyribonucleic acid

ES evidence statement

ESA erythropoiesis-stimulating agent

EWG Expert Working Group

FACT Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy

FFP fresh frozen plasma

FID functional iron deficiency

Hb haemoglobin

HIF hypoxia-inducible factor

HIT heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

HSCT haematopoietic stem cell transplantation

IBD inflammatory bowel disease

IV intravenous

INR international normalised ratio

JBC Jurisdictional Blood Committee

MDS myelodysplastic syndrome

MI myocardial infarction

NBA National Blood Authority

NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council

NYHA New York Heart Association

NZBS New Zealand Blood Service

PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PICO population, intervention, comparator and outcome PP practice point

PPO population, predictor and outcome

PRO population, risk factor and outcome

PT prothrombin time

R recommendation

RBC red blood cell

RCT randomised controlled trial

SCoH Standing Committee on Health

SF-36 Short Form-36

TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration

TTP thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

WHO World Health Organization