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

    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 February 2023

Award Recipient of 30th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Tokyo Education Event, March 2023

Transfusion Medicine Updates Education Program

Press Release 22 June 2022

Award Recipient of 29th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced


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

  • 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 next BEST Meeting will be held in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, March 28-29, 2023. Onsite registration is now closed.
  • We will be also hold this meeting using the Zoom Events format with the same agenda and in Japanese Time. Pre-registration is required using the individual email sent to each member and approved guest.
  • Please be sure to review the BEST Authorship Policy. BEST Members may find this information in the Members Area > References > Administrative Issues. This area is now searchable.

Fall 2023



The Meeting is planned for 10-11 Oct 2023 in Nashville, TN


  • Arrangements on the location will be announced at a later date. Please be aware that the date is moved up 1 day due to the limitations of our proposed venues.
  • 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.


Spring 2024


BEST Meeting LXV

The Spring 2024 Meeting is planned for Amsterdam, Netherlands

Important News

  • The meeting dates and venue selections are still pending
  • We hope to make final decisions in the coming weeks

Press Release

22 June 2022

Ruchika GoesLebanon, NH - It is with great pleasure that the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative announces the recipient of the 29th Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture. This lecture will coincide with the 64th Meeting of BEST to be held in Cocoa Beach, Florida on September  28-29, 2022. Applications were received from a number of outstanding candidates and were considered by the BEST Board of Directors. The highly deserving award recipient is Ruchika Goel, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine and Adjunct Faculty, Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University and Medical Director at ImpactLife Blood Center, Springfield, IL. Dr. Goel will be presenting “BIG DATA applications and the power of collaborative efforts in yielding high-quality research output.”

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

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 150 scientific publications have resulted from the Collaborative's work.


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