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

Press Release 11 Mar 2022

Award Recipient of 28th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Call for Scientific Applications

Applications open now through 20 June 2022

BEST 30th Anniversary Symposium

Symposium Recording Now Available for Viewing

Ukraine

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

  • Concurrently to the election of new President, the Call for Applications for the next term Scientific membership is open now. All current Scientific Members also must submit applications. The application period will close at the close of business 20 June 2022. We encourage you to invite your colleagues who may be interested in applying. Please help spread the word! We encourage you to download and post the flyer  HERE.
  • 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 2022

Cocoa Beach

BEST LXIV Meeting

The Fall 2022 Meeting is confirmed for Cocoa Beach, Florida 28-29 Sept 2022

Updates:

  • The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Oceanfront in Cocoa Beach, Florida, prior to the AABB Annual Meeting in Orlando
  • Cocoa Beach is located on the Space Coast, easily accessible from Orlando
  • The hotel reservation link is now available in the BEST Members area - you can book your rooms now!
  • The BEST Dinner will be held at the Kennedy Space Center- we hope to see you all there!

Spring 2023

Tokyo

BEST Meeting LXV

The Spring 2023 Meeting will now be held on 28-29 March in Tokyo, Japan

Important News

  • Dates have been set for the meeting to be held at the Japanese Red Cross Society Headquarters. Note that this is a Tuesday-Wednesday configuration.
  • No room block is being arranged.
  • A half-day education event is being planned for Monday, 27 March 2023. Details will follow at a later date.

 

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Attention to users of the following email services:

Outlook.com
Hotmail.com
MSN.com
Live.com

These domains by default routinely block emails coming from bestcollaborative.org. For those using Gmail please click HERE.

If you are experiencing issues receiving email messages from BEST and use one of the email service providers listed above, you will find it necessary to whitelist our email addresses. This is not guaranteed to work in all cases, please try the steps listed below:

NOTE: The screenshots and instructions below are for Outlook.com, but the steps will be identical for any of these services.

  1. Within your outlook.com, live.com, msn.com or hotmail.com email account, click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand side of the window:
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  2. From this menu, please select Options.
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  3. Then select Safe and blocked senders.
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  4. Select Safe Senders.
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  5. You will be presented with a page that will allow you to whitelist email addresses:
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  6. To receive all emails from bestcollaborative.org please enter the following exceptions, and click Add to list >> for each:
    @bestcollaborative.org
    @redcap.bestcollaborative.org
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Once you have entered these two exceptions you should be able to receive emails from BEST. If you are still unable to receive emails from BEST, we recommend that you use another free non-Microsoft based email provider (e.g. Gmail, iCloud)

GMail

If you are using a Gmail powered email address in your BEST username account, then you might be missing important email messages because Google is filtering your email messages and placing them in your Gmail spam folder.

In order to update settings in your  Google account,  please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Gmail account using a web-based interface
  2. Locate the email in your SPAM folder.
  3. Click on the message to read it.
  4. Cick on the More dropdown arrow on the opposite right side of the sender name
  5. Select the Show original item
  6. Find the Message-Id: you@domain.xxx line
  7. Find the Date: (sent) line just above the Message-Id line
  8. Access the Google report form http://support.google.com/mail/bin/request.py?&bug_topic=Incoming+Message+Not+Received&ctx=gtag_headers&contact_type=gtag_headers 
  9. Fill in the form using the you@domain.xxx message id and the date sent information from the Show original item of the spam folder email.
  10. Close the Show original browser tab
  11. Click on the gray [Spam x] button above the sender name to mark that this conversation is not spam.
  12. Select the Add BEST Collaborative to contacts list item from the More dropdown menu to add our address to your contacts list (and approved senders list) .
  13. Repeat above for all emails you see from BEST in your google spam folder.