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Associate Professor 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 Vice-President 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.

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. 

External positions

Consultant Haematologist, Monash Health

2008 → …

Honorary Consultant Haematologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

2003 → …


  • Blood transfusion
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Registries
  • Haematology

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Projects 2010 2021

Research Output 2000 2017

An international investigation into O red blood cell unit administration in hospitals: The GRoup O Utilization Patterns (GROUP) study

Zeller, M. P. , Barty, R. , Aandahl, A. , Apelseth, T. O. , Callum, J. , Dunbar, N. M. , Elahie, A. , Garritsen, H. , Hancock, H. , Kutner, J. M. , Manukian, B. , Mizuta, S. , Okuda, M. , Pagano, M. B. , Pogłód, R. , Rushford, K. , Selleng, K. , Sørensen, C. H. , Sprogøe, U. , Staves, J. & 10 others Weiland, T., Wendel, S., Wood, E. M., van de Watering, L. M. G., van Wordragen-Vlaswinkel, M., Ziman, A., Jan Zwaginga, J., Murphy, M. F., Heddle, N. M. & Yazer, M. H. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Transfusion.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Blood transfusion

Wood, E., Rushford, K., Michael, C. & Dunstan, T. 2017 Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective. Sydney NSW Australia: Cambridge University Press, p. 387-409 24 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

Blood transfusion in hospitals

Wood, E. M., Yazer, M. H. & Murphy, M. 2017 Practical Transfusion Medicine. Murphy, M. F., Roberts, D. J. & Yazer, M. H. (eds.). 5 ed. Hoboken NJ USA: John Wiley & Sons, p. 233-253 21 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

Bronchial thermoplasty in severe asthma in Australia

Langton, D., Sha, J., Ing, A., Fielding, D. & Wood, E. 1 May 2017 In : Internal Medicine Journal. 47, 5, p. 536-541 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Contemporary management of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: Good outcomes in the intravenous immunoglobulin era: results from the Australian neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia registry

Crighton, G. L., Scarborough, R., McQuilten, Z. K., Phillips, L. E., Savoia, H. F., Williams, B., Holdsworth, R., Henry, A., Wood, E. M., Cole, S. A. & Australian NAIT registry steering committee 2017 In : The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 30, 20, p. 2488-2494 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


AABB Fenwal Award in Transfusion Medicine

Erica Michelle Wood (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

American Red Cross Service Excellence Award

Erica Michelle Wood (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Churchill Fellowship

Erica Michelle Wood (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Future Summit Leadership Award Program Scholarship

Erica Michelle Wood (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Activities 2001 2018

Saudi Society of Transfusion Medicine 4th International Conference

Wood, E. M. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2018 → …

Activity: Contribution to conference

International Haemovigilance Seminar

Wood, E. M. (Organiser)
2018 → …

Activity: Contribution to conference

Press / Media