Mr Russell McGowan was the Board's community representative and brought a strong consumer perspective on blood services through experiences as a bone marrow transplant survivor.
His experiences led to active involvement in the health-care consumer movement for more than a decade. He is President of the Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT and has been a long-term member of several national boards, including the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and the Consumers' Health Forum.
He is currently involved in the administration of health, education and sporting organisations in the community sector, having previously spent 20 years developing and delivering employment, education and training programs for Indigenous people. Mr McGowan served as community representative from July 2003 until May 2007.
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