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The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (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. READ MORE
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service sponsored a Transfusion Medicine Education Forum on April 4, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland, featuring presentations by selected BEST Members. READ MORE
The Transfusion Safety Team of BEST has been showcased in the September 2012 Issue of Blood and Transplant Matters, a publication of UK NHS Blood and Transplant distributed to hospitals they serve. READ MORE
Selected Presentations from BPAC May 2012 on overnight room temperature hold of plasma
Statement to Blood Products Advisory Committee May 16, 2012 comments on evaluation of potential new plasma products manufactured following storage at room temperature for up to 24 hours
Attendance at BEST meetings is open to all members of BEST and approved guests. Attendance and participation at these meetings is highly encouraged of all members and allows opportunity for highly productive discussions.
Members should log into the members area of this website to access full avialable details of upcoming meetings.
The BEST meeting XLV was held 5-6 April 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. Many thanks to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service for their help in planning this successful meeting!
The previous BEST meeting was held 9-10 October 2013 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado, prior to the AABB. Meeting presentations are now posted in the member area.
The location and dates of the Spring 2014 Meeting have been set for 11-12 April 2014 at the Fira Palace in Barcelona Spain. Details will be posted in the Members area in the coming weeks.