Linley Bielby

Linley Bielby

Manager, Blood Matters Program, VIC

Linley is the Manager of the Blood Matters Program; a blood management and clinical transfusion practice improvement program in Victoria. She has worked as a Specialist/Transfusion Nurse within the hospital setting, and at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood in Melbourne.


Her experience includes a variety of senior nursing roles including education, clinical and nursing management; in public and private hospitals with both adult and paediatric patients.

Linley has also been involved in research, The Australian ‘True cost of red cells study’ and was the Australian Coordinator of the international ‘Trial of Prophylactic PlateletS (TOPPS)’ study.


She has been the nurse professional representative on the Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion Council, and is currently the Chair of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, Transfusion Practitioner forum Steering Committee. An invited panellist at the International Consensus Conference on Patient Blood Management and an American Association of Blood Banks Presidential award winner in 2019.

Linley has a passionate interest and involvement in the area of blood management and transfusion safety. She has presented at state, national and international forums promoting transfusion improvements, the nurse specialist role and patient blood management practice, and published a number of peer reviewed articles.

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