Thrombosis Australia is now live!

Australians are set to benefit from a central resource ‘hub’ of authoritative information to increase awareness and understanding of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke, and improve their prevention, early detection and management. Read more

Breakthrough for haemophilia A patients

Perth Blood Institute has participated in a ground-breaking clinical trial which has uncovered a new life-changing treatment for people with haemophilia. Read more

Research Team Awarded DARF Dementia Grant

Perth Blood Institute is pleased to announce it is the recipient of the Norma Beaconsfield Project Grant, awarded by the Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF). This grant will allow the Platelet Research Team to continue important investigations into the effect of blood-thinning medication on dementia risk. Read more

COVID-19 - Impact on blood transfusions and blood donations

Some members of the community may be concerned about the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus through blood products, such as through blood transfusions. If you rely on blood products, you should feel confident to continue to receive them. Read more

Pancreatic Cancer study published

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest diseases. A recent study led by PBI Scientist Dr Omar Elaskalani has been published in a special issue of Cancers by MDPI, a peer-reviewed academic journal. The study offers promising evidence that a commonly used blood thinner may help pancreatic cancer patients. Read more

Hands-on Medical Science Encounter

PBI conducted a laboratory workshop for year 11 high school students thinking about a career in science on 12 October 2019. This hands- on workshop enabled students to conduct experiments on flow cytometry and ABO blood group typing as well as find out why people bleed. Read more

World Haemophilia expert presents at PBI Education Dinner

PBI was fortunate to have renowned haemophilia expert Professor Midori Shima of Japan present his research findings at the PBI Education Dinner held on Saturday 19th October 2019 at the Parmelia Hilton Perth Hotel. Read more

Omar Elaskalani receives 2019 THANZ Award

Congratulations to PBI Research Scientist Omar Elaskalani, winner of the 2019 THANZ medal for best presentation at the recent Blood 2019 Conference held in Perth. Omar’s research outcomes will influence treatment options for patients in the future. Read more