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

    BEST Collaborative is an international research organization that works collaboratively to explore ways to improve transfusion-related services through…

  • BEST Membership
    BEST Membership

    The BEST collaborative is a unique free-standing group of over 150 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 28 Aug 2019

Award Recipient of 23rd Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Call for Scott Murphy Lectureship Applications

Applications for the Warsaw meeting being accepted

IBTS-BEST Educational Seminar

was held in Cork, Ireland in April 2019

Member Reminders

  • The Spring meeting for Warsaw, Poland for 24-25 April 2020 has been CANCELLED. Plans are being made to hold an online meeting on April 24th. Details will be sent to members at a later date.
  • Agreements have been made with the Bristol Hotel to hold the Warsaw Meeting on 16-17 April 2021.
  • Members who wish to invite MEETING guests must have the pre-approval of the Chair. Please submit your requests for approval well in advance of each meeting. Approved meeting guests will receive a separate Registration & Dinner RSVP, as well as meeting materials.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.
 

April 2020

Warsaw

BEST LIX Meeting CANCELLED

The face-to-face meeting in Warsaw, Poland for April 24-25, 2020 has been CANCELLED

Important News

  • Please read the recent email communications regarding the cancellation of our meeting
  • Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have rescheduled the Warsaw Meeting for 16-17 April 2021.
  • Please contact the BEST Executive Ofice for more information, or if you have not received the recent email communications. 

 

October 2020

Washington DC

BEST LX Meeting

The meeting dates for the Fall Meeting are Sept 30-Oct 01, 2020

Location

  • The meeting will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC on the Wed-Thurs prior to the AABB Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. A room block has been secured.
  • The BEST Dinner will be held at the International Spy Museum
  • We encourage BEST Members to send meeting guest requests as far in advance as possible.

 

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BEST Collaborative is an international research organization that works collaboratively to explore ways to improve transfusion-related services through standardization of analytic techniques, development of new procedures, systematic review of evidence, and execution of clinical and laboratory studies.

We have 42 scientific members, 13 manufacturing sponsors and 17 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 116 peer reviewed papers and has 42 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.