Erica Wood

Professor

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20002023
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Biography

Professor Erica Wood is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist, and Head of the Transfusion Research Unit at DEPM.  Erica works as a Consultant Haematologist at Monash Health and holds an honorary Consultant Haematologist appointment at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre/Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Erica is a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Transfusion Medicine, and has served as a WHO regional advisor in blood safety.  She is President-elect and member of the Board of the International Society of Blood Transfusion and a member of several working parties, including clinical practice, haemovigilance and transfusion-transmitted infections.  Erica is the current President of the International Haemovigilance Network, promoting haemovigilance world-wide and supporting haemovigilance systems in their work.  

Erica is a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and in 2016, delivered the Ruth Sanger Oration at the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting - the Society's highest honour. She is presently a member of the ANZSBT Research Committee.

Between 2012 and 2015 Erica served as Chief Examiner in Haematology for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, and she was Associate Chief Examiner from 2008-2012.  

Erica is a founding member of 'Blood Matters', a Victorian Department of Health transfusion practice improvement collaborative, and between 2016-2013 she chaired its Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting (STIR) haemovigilance program.  

In 2013 Erica was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to support her work in patient blood management practice and research. 

The Transfusion Research Unit (TRU) at Monash University operates a number of regional and national registries to evaluate clinical practice and patient outcomes for important blood disorders, including massive transfusion, aplastic anaemia, fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FMAIT), haemoglobinopathies (thalassaemia and sickle cell disease), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), lymphoma and myeloma.  The TRU also performs clinical trials, systematic reviews, health economics analyses and a number of other research and teaching activities across the spectrum of blood diseases.  

More information is available at: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/units/transfusionresearch

Education/Academic qualification

MBBS, The University of Melbourne

External positions

Consultant Haematologist, Monash Health

2008 → …

Honorary Consultant Haematologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

2003 → …

Keywords

  • Blood transfusion
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Registries
  • Haematology
  • Clinical trials

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Projects 2010 2023

Research Output 2000 2019

Approaches to understanding and interpreting the risks of red blood cell transfusion in neonates

Keir, A. K., New, H., Robitaille, N., Crighton, G. L., Wood, E. M. & Stanworth, S. J., 21 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Transfusion Medicine. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

A time-driven, activity-based costing methodology for determining the costs of red blood cell transfusion in patients with beta thalassaemia major

Burns, K. E., Haysom, H. E., Higgins, A. M., Waters, N., Tahiri, R., Rushford, K., Dunstan, T., Saxby, K., Kaplan, Z., Chunilal, S., McQuilten, Z. M. & Wood, E. M., Feb 2019, In : Transfusion Medicine. 29, 1, p. 33-40 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

International haemovigilance: what have we learned and what do we need to do next?

Wood, E. M., Ang, A. L., Bisht, A., Bolton-Maggs, P. H., Bokhorst, A. G., Flesland, O., Land, K., Wiersum-Osselton, J. C., Schipperus, M. R., Tiberghien, P. & Whitaker, B. I., 6 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Transfusion Medicine. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Managing hypogammaglobulinaemia secondary to haematological malignancies in Australia and New Zealand: a clinician survey

Wong, J., Wood, E. M., Crispin, P., Weinkove, R., McQuilten, Z. K. & Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG) Supportive Care Group, 1 Mar 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 3, p. 358-363 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Microbial safety of cellular therapeutics - Lessons from over ten years’ experience in microbial safety of platelet concentrates

Stormer, M., Wood, E. M. & Gathof, B., 1 Feb 2019, In : ISBT Science Series. 14, p. 37–44 8 p., 2D-08-01.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
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Prizes

AABB Fenwal Award in Transfusion Medicine

Erica Wood (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

American Red Cross Service Excellence Award

Erica Wood (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Churchill Fellowship

Erica Wood (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Future Summit Leadership Award Program Scholarship

Erica Wood (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Ruth Sanger Orator, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion

Erica Wood (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2001 2019

National Blood Transfusion Committee, England and NHS Blood and Transplant Clinical Transfusion Symposium

Erica Wood (Invited speaker)
Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Blood (formerly HAA) - Australian/NZ annual scientific meeting of HSANZ, ANZSBT, THANZ

Erica Wood (Invited speaker)
Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Italian Society of Transfusion Medicine (Società Italiana di Medicina Trasfusionale e Immunoematologia – SIMTI) 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting

Erica Wood (Keynote/plenary speaker)
23 May 201825 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

9th International Congress of the African Society of Blood Transfusion

Erica Wood (Invited speaker)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

International Haemovigilance Seminar

Erica Wood (Organiser)
2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Explainer: What are blood groups, and why do they matter?

Erica Wood

7/03/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment