Patient Blood Management The “Patient Blood Management and Administration of Blood and Blood Products” Policy Compliance Procedure has been revised and is on the PPG Directory on the intranet. Revisions reflect the requirements for compliance to NSQHS National Standard 7. National Blood Authority PBM Guidelines are freely available on-line or in hard copy. 4 modules are available: 1) Critical Bleeding /Massive Transfusion, 2) Perioperative, 3) Medical, 4) Critical Care. Module 5) Obstetrics and Maternity and Module 6) Paediatrics / Neonatal are yet to be finalised. Link: http://blood.gov.au/pbm-guidelines In 1930 in Russia, blood was first successfully transfused from a cadaver to a living recipient. Non citrated blood was used and the rate of transfusion reactions was 5%. Over the next 28 years, in Russia, 25 tonnes of cadaver blood was used to meet 70% of one clinic’s needs. Although the use of cadaveric blood did not catch on in the rest of the world, its use helped in development of methods of collection, preservation and storage of blood for transfusion.