Transplantation Services

Transplantation Services at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service provides testing services and scientific expertise in solid organ and bone marrow transplantation.

We operate laboratories in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, providing a 24 hour on-call service for transplant patients and potential organ donors.

We also assist with recruiting and tissue typing for the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

New South Wales

General Transplantation Services Queries

Phone: 61 2 9234 2322

Fax: 61 2 9234 2326

Email: nswtransplant@redcrossblood.org.au

Testing, Booking and sample Queries

Phone: 61 2 9234 2322

Fax: 61 2 9234 2326

Email: ttcbo@redcrossblood.org.au

Mailing address

Tissue Typing

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Sydney Processing Centre

17 O'Riordan Street

ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015

Specimen/goods/courier delivery address

Tissue Typing

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Dock A Blood Inwards

17 O'Riordan Street

ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015

Victoria

Laboratory Hours  

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

24hr on-call service for solid organ transplants

Email: vtis@redcrossblood.org.au

Victorian Transplantation and Immunogenetics Service (VTIS)

Phone: 03 9694 0354   Fax: 03 9328 8232

Delivery Address:

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Melbourne Processing Centre

100 - 154 Batman Street

West Melbourne VIC 3003

Postal Address

Victorian Transplantation and Immunogenetics Service

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

PO Box 354

South Melbourne VIC 3205

Bookings/Enquiries

  • Solid Organ Transplant Testing (Kidney, Heart, Lung, Liver): 03 9694 0354
  • Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Transplant Testing: 03 9694 0354
  • Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Bookings/Enquiries: 03 9694 0101
  • Australian Cord Blood Bank HLA Testing: 03 9694 0354
  • Immunogenetic Testing (Haemochromatosis, Narcolepsy, Coeliac Disease, etc): 03 9694 0354
  • Leucocyte Reference Service (FMAIT, NAIT, PTP, TRALI, NAN): 03 9694 0354
  • (All PTP and NAIT cases must be booked in with platelet scientists prior to sample collections)

Transplantation Services Medical Director of Pathology:

Dr Chris Hogan

Laboratory Management

Ms Rhonda Holdsworth,  National Laboratory Manager, Transplantation Services

Mary Diviney, VTIS Laboratory Services Manager

Prof James McCluskey, Consultant Immunologist

South Australia

Laboratory Hours

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

24hr on-call service for solid organ transplants

Email: tissuetypingsa@redcrossblood.org.au

Postal Address

Tissue Typing

Australian Red Cross Blood Service

301 Pirie Street

Adelaide 5000 SA Australia

Bookings/Enquiries

Reception Phone: 08 8422 1221

Laboratory Phone: 08 8422 1220

Fax: 08 8223 3317 

Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Bookings/ Enquiries

Phone: 08 8422 1242

Fax: 08 8223 6216 

Laboratory Management

Mr Greg Bennett, Manager
Mr Ian Humphreys, Deputy Manager

Directors

Dr Peter Bardy
Prof James McCluskey
Prof Graeme Russ: Honorary Renal Consultant
Assoc Prof Toby Coates: Clinical Consultant