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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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. We currently operate in teams covering 4 areas: Conventional Blood Components, Clinical Transfusion Studies , Cellular Therapy, and, our newest team, Donor Studies.

We have 42 scientific members, 13 manufacturing sponsors and 17 blood service sponsors from 22 countries representing a diversity of interests and high levels of accomplishment. The supporting members of BEST span a broad range of the companies and blood suppliers engaged with blood collection, distribution and transfusion worldwide. We also have been pleased to have some participation from regulatory agencies such as FDA and the Paul Ehrlich Institute. BEST has published 116 peer reviewed papers and has 42 studies currently open. As part of our mission, BEST believes it brings to the community thoughtful consideration to identify important questions in Transfusion Medicine, design and execute studies to address these questions, and provide critical thought and synthesis of the available evidence.