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 Scott Murphy Lectureship Applications

Online application period extended through July 19th

IBTS-BEST Educational Seminar

was held in Cork, Ireland in April 2019

An Updated Overview on Transfusion Medicine

was held in Florence, Italy in April 2018

Member Reminders

  • The October 2019 meeting in San Antonio, Texas will be will held prior to the AABB Annual Meeting. Please note that there is no separate room block for BEST. 
  • Registration/RSVP for the San Antonio Meeting will be posted for BEST Members in the member area later this summer.
  • Members who wish to invite MEETING guests must have the pre-approval of the Chair. Please submit your requests for approval well in advance of the meeting.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates. 

October 2019

Alamo

BEST LVIII Meeting

The meeting dates for the Fall Meeting are October 16-17, 2019

Location

  • Meeting will be held at the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio on the Wed-Thursday prior to the AABB Annual Meeting
  • The BEST Dinner will be held at the Natural Bridge Caverns

 

April 2020

Warsaw

BEST LIX Meeting

Dates for the Meeting in Warsaw, Poland are now set for April 24-25, 2020

Important News

  • The meeting and dinner locations are to be determined.
  • Additional details will be announced when they are available.

 

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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 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.