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

BEST 30th Anniversary Symposium

Symposium Recording Now Available for Viewing

Call for Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture Applications

Applications for April 2022 are being accepted now thru January 17, 2022

Press Release 13 Oct 2021

Award Recipient of 27th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Member News

  • The BEST 30th Anniversary Symposium was held on Zoom on Saturday November 6th, 2021. The Meeting Recording is now available for viewing. You must complete the access form HERE to obtain the password. 
  • Meeting presentations from BEST 62 in Marina del Rey have been posted in the Members area. Recordings will be available at a later date.
  • In the coming weeks, all BEST Members will be receiving a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which will be required annually going forward. Please contact the BEST Executive Office if you have questions.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.
 

Fall 2021

30th Anniversary

BEST 30th Anniversary Celebration Symposium

This symposium was held Saturday, 06 November 2021.
Important Details:

  • The meeting recording is now available. You must complete the access form HERE to obtain the password. 
  • Presentation slides are available to BEST Members only, in the Members area of this website.
  • The Symposium highlighted the past, present, and future of BEST and the Transfusion Medicine industry, as well as the 27th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lecture.

 

Spring 2022

Zoomlandia

BEST LXIII Meeting

The Spring 2022 Meeting is planned for Warsaw, Poland 22-23 April 2022.

Important News

  • We plan to hold the meeting in the Hotel Bristol with the BEST Dinner at the Royal Castle
  • Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have no further details at this time.

 

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 October 2021

Shailaja HegdeLebanon, NH - It is with great pleasure that the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative announces the recipient of the 27th Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture. This lecture will coincide with the 30th Anniversary Celebration Symposium of BEST, to be held as a Virtual Meeting on November 6, 2021. Applications were received from a number of outstanding candidates and were considered by the BEST Board of Directors. The highly deserving award recipient is Shailaja Hegde, PhD, Research Associate at Hoxworth Blood Center (HBC), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Hegde will be presenting “Inhibition of RHOA activity prevents platelet cold storage lesion in human platelets up to 14 days.”

About the Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture: The Scott Murphy Memorial Lectureship was established in 2007 by the BEST Collaborative in recognition of the tremendous contribution of the late Dr. Scott Murphy, a past chair of the BEST Collaborative, had made to the field of transfusion medicine and to the science of platelet storage. The BEST Collaborative encourages junior faculty involved in the broadly understood field of transfusion medicine to apply for this unique award. The award recipient is invited to present a lecture at the semiannual BEST Meeting. A list of prior award recipients and their presentation titles can be found HERE. The selection process for the 28th Memorial Award Lecture to coincide with the BEST Meeting scheduled to be held in Warsaw, Poland on April 22-23, 2022, will open on December 1, 2021. Applications may be submitted online on the BEST website.

About the BEST Collaborative: The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative is an international research organization whose objective is to improve the safety of transfusion and cell therapy and related services through standardization of analytic techniques, development of new procedures and execution of clinical trials in hemotherapy and cell therapy. More than 140 scientific publications have resulted from the Collaborative's work.

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CONTACTS:
Ziggy Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD; Chair of the BEST Collaborative, in Lebanon, NH: +1 603 650 7171
OR
Eileen Selogie, MT(ASCP)SBB; Executive Director of the BEST Collaborative: +1 310 801 0914