Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion
  • Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)
    Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)

    BEST Collaborative is an international research organization with a vision to lead the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies toward the best…

  • BEST Membership
    BEST Membership

    The BEST collaborative is a unique free-standing group of over 170 manufacturers, clinicians, and scientists from 22 countries committed to improving transfusion…

  • BEST Meetings
    BEST Meetings

    BEST meetings are held twice per year. and attendance is open to all members. Invited guests may attend with pre-approval of the Chair.

  • Press Releases
    Press Releases

    Official notices regarding significant publications, special events, and member news.

  • Recommended Procedures
    Recommended Procedures

    Several best practice documents are available for download

  • Sponsorship
    Sponsorship

    Any commercial organization or Blood Service interested in advancing the purpose of BEST may become a supporter of BEST by paying the annual dues amount; providing a…

Latest News

Press Release 22 June 2022

Award Recipient of 29th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Press Release 02 June 2022

Dana Devine, PhD elected President, effective Sept 2022

Press Release 11 Mar 2022

Award Recipient of 28th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Ukraine

The BEST Collaborative condemns the needless and bloody war in Ukraine, and urges BEST members, and others, to support the Ukrainian people in any way you can.

Member News

  • The Call for Applications for the next term Scientific membership is now closed. The submissions have been reviewed with notifications are in progress. The next term begins following the meeting in Fall Virtual Meeting. The first meeting of the refreshed membership will be in March 2023.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.
  • The in-person meeting planned for Cocoa Beach, Florida was canceled due to Hurricane Ian.
  • We are holding this meeting in a Zoom Events format with the same agenda and in East Coast Time. Pre-registration is required using the individual email sent to each member and approved guest.
 

Spring 2023

Tokyo

BEST Meeting LXV

The Spring 2023 Meeting will now be held on 28-29 March in Tokyo, Japan

Important News

  • Dates have been set for the meeting to be held at the Japanese Red Cross Society Headquarters. Note that this is a Tuesday-Wednesday configuration.
  • No hotel room block is being arranged.
  • A half-day education event is being planned tentatively for Monday, 27 March 2023. Details will follow at a later date. 
  • Most significant restrictions and requirements for those arriving from outside of Japan and we are continuing to move forward with plans. Still, we recommend that consider your own travel risk assessment before making your plans. 

Fall 2023

Nashville

BEST LXVI Meeting

The Meeting is planned for 10-12 Oct 2023 in Nashville, TN

Updates:

  • Arrangements on the location will be announced at a later date.
  • The AABB Annual Meeting will be held immediately following on 14-17 October 2023.
  • We still plan to hold this meeting in a Zoom Events hyrbid format Pre-registration will be required and announced when available.

 

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BEST Collaborative is an international research organization with a vision to lead the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies toward the best products and practices for donors and patients.

We have 42 scientific members, 15 manufacturing sponsors, and 22 blood service sponsors from 22 countries representing a diversity of interests and high levels of accomplishment. The supporting members of BEST span a broad range of the companies and blood suppliers engaged with blood collection, distribution and transfusion worldwide. We also have been pleased to have some participation from regulatory agencies such as FDA and the Paul Ehrlich Institute. BEST has published 135 peer reviewed papers and has 40 studies currently open. As part of our mission, BEST believes it brings to the community thoughtful consideration to identify important questions in Transfusion Medicine, design and execute studies to address these questions, and provide critical thought and synthesis of the available evidence.