Welcome to BEST
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 Scientific Membership Application period is now closed. See associated PRESS RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 26 Feb 2014: Michael Murphy, MD Elected Chair, effective October 2014 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 previous BEST Meeting was held 11-12 April 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Fira Center Hotel in Barcelona Spain. Meeting presentations are posted in the Members area.
The Fall 2014 Meeting has been set for 22-23 October 2014 at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, USA immediately prior to the AABB Annual Meeting and CTTXPO.
The Spring 2015 Meeting dates have been set for 10-11 April 2015 in Lille, France. The venue has not yet been selected. Full details will be posted in the members area when available.