Simon Benson is a Senior Scientist with the Transfusion Policy and Education team at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. He is also the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion Society and a member of the Society’s Transfusion Science Standing Committee.
Mr Benson trained as a Biomedical Scientist in the UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS). He has worked for the national transfusion services in the UK and NZ and hospital transfusion laboratories in the UK, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand.
His interests include adverse transfusion events and haemovigilance and before moving to Australia Simon was responsible for introducing New Zealand’s National Haemovigilance Programme.
Mr Benson is a member of the ISBT (and its Haemovigilance Working Party) and the International Haemovigilance Network (IHN) Seminar Committee. He can also be found on Twitter as the Haemovigilance Guy (@haemovigilante)