Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion
  • Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)
    Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)

    BEST Collaborative is an international research organization that works collaboratively to explore ways to improve transfusion-related services through…

  • BEST Membership
    BEST Membership

    The BEST collaborative is a unique free-standing group of over 150 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

Call for Scientific Applications

The application period for Scientific Applications is now closed.

Press Release 13 Dec 2017

Ziggy Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD elected Chair, effective Oct 2018

Transfusion Update Event

was held in Sydney Australia in April 2017.

Member Reminders

  • Thank you to all who attended the Florence Meeting!
  • RSVP and hotel reservations for the meeting in Newport, Rhode Island to be held prior to the Boston AABB Meeting in October have been extended until 5pm EDT Sept 10th.
  • Applications for Scientific Membership are under final review. Announcements will be made beginning mid-September.
  • The April 2019 meeting in Cork, Ireland will be the first meeting with the refreshed membership. The meeting in Newport is the final meeting with the current scientific membership, and Chair, Dr. Mike Murphy.
 
 

October 2018

Newport RI

BEST LVI Meeting

The meeting dates for the Fall Meeting are October 10-11, 2018.

Location

  • The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Immediately prior to the AABB Meeting in Boston
  • Room reservations & RSVP are available thru Sept 10th only!
  • Note that this will be a full 2-day meeting!

 

April 2019

Ireland

BEST LVII Meeting

Dates for the Meeting in Cork, Ireland are set for April 26-27, 2019

Important News

  • The meeting location is the Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa
  • Information on hotel reservations will be posted as soon as possible

 

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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.