CHaSR lunchtime research seminar - Blood from everyone, for everyone

Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015



CHaSR Lunchtime Research Seminar - Blood from everyone, for everyone

Professor Sandra Jones and The Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR) invites you to a Lunchtime Research Seminar.

Jo Telenta
Jo Telenta is a Program Manager at the Centre for Health and Social Research. She has managed a range of research projects covering areas such as mental health, liver disease, oncology and sun protection. Her research interests are around community engagement with a specific focus on vulnerable populations.

Kate Francis
Kate Francis is a Research Officer with a background in psychology and statistics. She has previously worked in behavioral research and program evaluation in the areas of skin cancer prevention and disordered gambling. Kate is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in biostatistics.

Blood from everyone, for everyone
This presentation will provide an overview of the first two phases of the ARC linkage grant: Developing culturally-relevant social marketing interventions to increase blood donation amongst migrant communities: The case of African migrants.
Participation in blood donation is generally lower among ethnic minorities and migrant groups in developed countries. Having sufficient numbers of migrant donations ensures there is a diverse pool of blood donors to match any unique phenotypical red blood cell types. Participation in the blood donation process has broader societal advantages, such as facilitating social inclusion of migrants.
The speakers will present on the background information on migrant blood donation, and what is being done to gather more information; and the development and testing of resources designed to increase knowledge and address attitudinal barriers in the African migrant community about the blood donation process in Australia.

When: 12pm for a 12:30pm start, Thursday 25 June 2015 
Where: Australian Catholic University, St. Patrick’s Campus, Room 15, Level 5, 250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne

Friday, 19 June 2015,

Lunch will be provided - please advise of any special dietary requirements when you RSVP.