Terms of Use

By using the Audit Tool the user is accepting and agreeing to the Terms of Use.  Please read the terms of use carefully.

General Terms

By using the Audit Tool the user confirms that he or she is authorised to represent and conduct audits on behalf of a health service organisation. Each user, and his or her employer, is responsible for all activities occurring under the user’s log-in or associated with the user’s email address, password or account used to access the Audit Tool. The user should read the information within the tool in relation to ethical considerations and review by the health service using the tool.

These terms of use may be updated from time to time.  It is each user’s responsibility to review the terms of use when notified of an update.

Each user is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his or her password and account details and ensuring that he or she appropriately exits at the end of each session.

A user must notify the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood (Lifeblood) immediately in the event of becoming aware of any unauthorised use of the user’s password or account or any other known or suspected breach of security. The user should also notify their health service of any breaches of security.

Reports, research and publication – Use of information provided

The purpose of this Audit Tool is to provide healthcare staff with easy-to-use online audits. It has been developed to assist hospitals and clinicians with their clinical transfusion and patient blood management audit activities. Each audit is based on national standards and or guidelines including the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and Patient Blood Management Guidelines.

Information submitted to the Audit Tool will be used to provide users with access to their complete data set for audits conducted.

Only non-identifiable data will be used to allow individuals to access comparative pooled data for key performance indicators for benchmarking purposes. The comparative data is based on the information the user submits when classifying each audit. The classifications are:

The audit data on a non-identifiable basis may be used by Lifeblood in research, substantiated reporting and publications. The information submitted by users may be held indefinitely at the discretion of Lifeblood.

  • Site information selections are public or private health service
  • Geographical classification the selections are: Major City, Inner Regional, Outer Regional, Remote and Very Remote, more information on geographical classification can be found at http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/home/remoteness+structure.
  • If a user is part of an audit group they can compare against the group they are a part of.
  • Data is not classified at an Australian State Level.

User’s registration to the Audit Tool is voluntary. Information submitted by users may be subject to research and statistical reporting.

Audit data may contribute to reports and publications. All users, by using the Audit Tool, consent for their data to be published, provided that no user be identified from such use. Further information on the governance structure of the Audit Tool can be found within the tool.

Submitting data and information

Users will be submitting information and data to the Audit Tool. The user confirms that he or she is authorised to submit the information to the Audit Tool and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of information submitted. The user is solely responsible for all aspects of the information that he or she submits to the Audit Tool.

Lifeblood is not responsible or liable for the loss, destruction, deletion or failure to store any user data submitted to the Audit Tool.

Lifeblood is not liable to any user or any other party for any loss or damage arising from the failure of any user to comply with the Terms of Use.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

The Audit Tool is managed by Lifeblood's Transfusion Practice and Education team and is protected by the Copyright Act 1968.

The content and data are the sole property of Lifeblood. Users have the ability to download from the Audit Tool data which a user submitted to the Audit Tool and national aggregate benchmarking data made available by Lifeblood to all users.

Third party requests for research shall be assessed by the Editorial Board prior to assessment by the Research and Ethics committee of Lifeblood.

Users cannot use, copy, modify, publish, resell for profit, distribute or transfer any Audit Tool content, or any copy thereof, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Lifeblood.

Privacy and Security

Users must only provide data that is non identifiable.

The system's current privacy policy is available on the transfusion website, at www.transfusion.com.au/privacy, and is incorporated herein by reference.

Lifeblood is bound by the Privacy Act 1988. The legislation includes 10 National Privacy Principles that set out how private sector organisations should collect, use, keep secure and disclose personal information.

Lifeblood complies with the National Privacy Principles and these are reflected in its comprehensive Privacy Policy.

The National Privacy Principles give individuals a right to know what information an organisation holds about them and the right to amend it if it is incorrect. There are special provisions for sensitive and health information.

Lifeblood endorses fair information handling practices, which are consistent with Federal government legislation.

Any information provided, including identification of individuals, will be used only for the purpose intended. Where the intention includes confidentiality, information will be retained as such unless otherwise required by law.

Visitor logs are used on this site for statistical purposes only. No attempt will be made to identify specific users or their browsing activity. De-identified data from these logs may be used to update and improve this website.

Email addresses provided via this website will only be used to respond to specific user queries and will not be added to any mailing lists, nor disclosed to any other party without users’ knowledge and consent and as intended, unless required by law.

Email addresses and other demographic data provided via the Transfusion Online Learning system will be used for learner registration and access to the medical education materials.

The information in the Transfusion Online Learning system will be used to supply a certificate of completion/attendance to learners upon successfully completing an education activity; and provide this data to approved participating organisations for the purposes of staff credentialing, continuous professional development or organisational accreditation. This may also be used for notifying learners of updates and new education materials in the system.

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyse the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics please go here, Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Making a complaint

If you believe that your privacy has been infringed, your concerns may be taken up with a Lifeblood Privacy Officer. If you are not satisfied with Lifeblood’s response, you can refer your complaint to the Federal Privacy Commissioner.

If you would like any further information, please call 13 14 95.

By using the Audit Tool each user consents to receive updates and notifications of new audits in the system.

The Audit Tool and its related technologies and data will be hosted in Australia. Personal information submitted to the Audit Tool by users will be handled within the principles of fair handling of information in a manner substantially similar to the requirements of the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.

There are inherent risks associated with transfer of information via the internet. Users must make their own assessment of the potential risks to the security of my information when making a decision as to whether or not to use or upload information to, the Audit Tool.


The disclaimer set out in the transfusion website, at www.transfusion.com.au/disclaimer, and is incorporated herein by reference.

Lifeblood maintains the information contained on our mobile applications, the website and the Transfusion Online Learning system.

The information contained on our mobile applications, the website and in the Transfuse Online Learning system is intended for medical education and support of practice improvement and should not be construed to be medical or professional advice. Health professionals who use our mobile applications, the website and the Transfuse Online Learning system assume full responsibility for appropriate use of the information available through our mobile applications, the website and the learning system.

The commentary contained on our mobile applications, the website and the Transfuse Online Learning system is not tailored to any particular factual situation. It may be used as a guide only and is not a substitute for expert opinion in decision-making about clinical indications for blood products, procedures for their administration and for management of any adverse reactions.

If you require advice in relation to a patient, an appropriate expert should be consulted in relation to the decision to transfuse, administer blood components and blood products, and/or manage adverse reactions.

The material on our mobile applications, the website and the Transfuse Online Learning system could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Lifeblood may make changes or improvements to our mobile applications, the website and the Transfuse Online Learning system at any time.

Lifeblood does not make any express or implied representation or warranty in relation to the completeness, accuracy, suitability, adequacy, reliability or currency of the information contained on our mobile applications, the website and the Transfuse Online Learning system and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions on our mobile applications, the website or the Transfuse Online Learning system.

No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given in conjunction with the information contained on our mobile applications, the website or in the Transfuse Online Learning system.

Lifeblood is not liable in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damages in connection with this website and the Transfuse Online Learning system, their use, their contents or any products or services (including products or services referred to on our mobile applications, the website and the Transfuse Online Learning system).

This includes, but is not restricted to, loss or damage you might suffer as a result of your reliance on the completeness, accuracy, suitability or currency of our mobile applications, the website and the Transfuse Online Learning system; or the information contained on them. This disclaimer does not exclude any rights which by law may not be excluded.

Audits in this system are designed for the Australian practice and are relevant to Australian settings unless otherwise specified.

Termination of use

A violation of any of the above terms by a user or an organisation may result in immediate suspension or limit of access to the Audit Tool by that user, or group of users or organisation.

Lifeblood may terminate or cease to update the Audit Tool at any time without notice.

Use of the Audit Tool constitutes acceptance of and agreement to the Terms of Use of the Audit Tool.