Transplantation Services

Transplantation and Immunogenetics Services (TIS) delivers agile and efficient transplantation and immunogenetics testing services and scientific expertise nationally to meet current and future demands for stem cell and organ transplantation and immunogenetics requirements.

TIS provide  transplantation matching laboratories in Sydney (NTIS), Melbourne (VTIS) and Adelaide (SATIS), with a 24 hour on-call service for deceased organ donor matching. The TIS laboratories also provide disease association genetics and pharmacogenetic testing.

The QLD platelet and Neutrophil lab (QTIS) is a national platelet and neutrophil reference laboratory service providing specialised testing for platelet and neutrophil immunobiology and related transfusion reactions.

Human leucocyte antigen (HLA) compatible platelet searching and matching is performed  in Sydney and Melbourne for patients nationally as well as diagnostic investigations for specialised transfusion reactions. The Transplantation and Immunogenetics service also provides HLA typing for the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) donors, and Cord Blood banks.

Laboratory Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Public holidays excluded)

Testing, Booking and sample Queries

Phone: 02 9234 2322

Fax: 02 9234 2326

Email: ttcbo@redcrossblood.org.au

Postal address

NSW Transplantation & Immunogenetics Services

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Sydney Processing Centre

17 O'Riordan Street

Alexandria NSW 2015

Delivery address

Specimen/goods/courier delivery address

NTIS

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Dock A Blood Inwards

17 O'Riordan Street

Alexandria NSW 2015

Laboratory Management

Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager

Narelle Watson, Laboratory Manager

Lyanne Weston, Deputy Manager

Louise Goddard, Operations Manager

Laboratory Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Public holidays excluded)

Testing, Booking and sample Queries

Phone: 03 9694 0354

Fax: 03 9328 8232

Email: vtis@redcrossblood.org.au

  • All PTP and NAIT cases must be booked in prior to sample collections

Postal address

Victorian Transplantation & Immunogenetics Services

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

PO Box 354

South Melbourne VIC 3205

Delivery address 

Specimen/goods/courier delivery address

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Melbourne Processing Centre

100-154 Batman Street

West Melbourne VIC 3003

Laboratory Management

Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager

Mary Diviney, Laboratory Manager

Cathie Hart, Deputy Manager

Laboratory Hours

8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Public holidays excluded)

Testing, Booking and sample Queries

Reception Phone: 08 8422 1221

Laboratory Phone: 08 8422 1220

Fax: 08 8223 3317

Email: tissuetypingsa@redcrossblood.org.au

Postal address

SA Transplantation & Immunogenetics Services

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

301 Pirie Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Delivery address 

Specimen/goods/courier delivery address

SATIS

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

301 Pirie Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Laboratory Management

Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager

Ian Humphreys, Acting Laboratory Manager

Adrian Fleet, Second-in-charge

Laboratory Hours

8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Public holidays excluded)

Testing, Booking and sample Queries

Phone: 07 3838 9173 or 07 3838 9487

Fax: 07 3838 9414

Postal address

Brisbane Transplantation & Immunogenetics Services

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

44 Musk Avenue 

Kelvin Grove Brisbane QLD 4059

Delivery address 

Specimen/goods/courier delivery address

QTIS

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

44 Musk Avenue (deliveries via Blamey Street)

Kelvin Grove Brisbane QLD 4059

Laboratory Management

Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager

Gail Pahn, Laboratory Manager

Mark Burton, Second-in-charge