Results of Round 1 National Blood Sector Research and Development Pilot

The NBA was impressed with the number and quality of submissions for Round 1. The NBA’s new grant assessment process ran smoothly and has provided important information to support improvements for Round 2.  The NBA was grateful to have received high quality input from clinical, research and government experts who participated in the review process and assisted the NBA in determining the mix of projects to be funded within the limited pilot budget.  The NBA is confident that the funded research will provide significant inroads towards achievement of the blood sector’s research outcomes. An overview of the successful applications is presented below:

Patient Blood Management Project Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Prof Jane Ford The University of Sydney $160,930.00 Effects of antenatal haemoglobin and obstetric transfusion on adverse maternal outcomes
Dr James Winearls The University of Queensland $190,274.70 Fibrogen Replacement in Severe Traumatic Haemorrhage
Prof Bernd Froessler The University of Adelaide $153,035.63 Iron need in pregnancy and after birth

Patient Blood Management Seed Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Mr Geoff Simon University of Sunshine Coast $54,802.00 Clinical characteristics of geriatric patients transfused within 24 hours of Emergency Department presentation
Dr Deborah Long Griffith University $54,078.20 Improving blood sampling practice for critically ill children undergoing cardiac surgery

Patient Blood Management Early Career Research Grant (Scholarship)

Early Career Researcher

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Dr Julie Lee The University of Queensland $33,000.00

A series of studies on a new clotting test in pregnant women to optimise the management of bleeding

Immunoglobulin Project Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Prof David Burgner Murdoch Childrens Research Institute $271,309.50 Towards a better understanding of doctors’ treatment patterns and immunoglobulin use in Australian children with Kawasaki Disease: an opportunity for improvement?
A/Prof Erica Woods Monash University $434,453.80 Oral antibiotics or intravenous immunoglobulin to reduce infections in patients with blood cancers

Immunoglobulin Seed Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Prof Russell Dale The University of Sydney $50,837.60 Improving the use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in children with neurological disorders