Narelle Watson


  • BSc Biomedical Science
  • MSc Masters of Science

Senior Scientist/Laboratory Manager –NSW Transplantation and Immunogenetics Laboratory – Australian RedCross Blood Service

30years experience in HLA transplant immunology specialising in Solid Organ transplantation.

Vice President of the Australian Pacific Histocompatibility Immunogenetics Association .

The NSW Transplantation and Immunogenetics Laboratory is one of three histocompatibility laboratory in Australian/Asian Region located within the RedCross Blood Service , TGA licenced ,NATA accredited and  ASHI accredited , with testing facilities for all solid organ, bone marrow, cord blood transplants performed in NSW/ACT.

Currently seconded to the OrganMatch Project as lead Subject Matter Expert. OrganMatch will be the replacement of the current NOMS ( National Organ Matching System) expected to be implemented in 2019. NOMS is currently the management system used in matching of Australian patient and donors of deceased organ donors and also the Australian Kidney Exchange Program.

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