Welcome to BEST
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. READ MORE
PRESS RELEASE 20 July 2016: Interference of New Drugs in Compatibility Testing for Blood Transfusion READ MORE
Important Ahead of Print Publication: Delaney M, Wendel S, Bercovitz RS, Cid J, Cohn C, Dunbar N, Apelseth TO, Popovsky M, Stanworth SJ, Tinmouth A, Van De Watering L, Waters JH, Yazer M, Ziman A for the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative. Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Transfusion Reactions: Evidence-Based Review & Clinical Guideline. Lancet, 2016 April 12. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736 (15)01313-6.
Macopharma and EFS co-sponsored a Transfusion Medicine Educational Event on April 9, 2015. Selected BEST Members presented. Details on this event may be downloaded pdf HERE
PRESS RELEASE 13 Nov 2014: BEST Collaborative Announces New Term Scientific Membership READ MORE
PRESS RELEASE 26 Feb 2014: Michael Murphy, MD Elected Chair, effective October 2014 READ MORE
Attendance at BEST meetings is open to all members of BEST and approved guests. Attendance and participation at these meetings is highly encouraged of all members and allows opportunity for highly productive discussions.
Members should log into the members area of this website to access full avialable details of upcoming meetings.
The meeting dates have been confirmed for 28-29 April 2017 at the Pullman Hotel, in Sydney Australia. Further information will be posted in the member area shortly.
The meeting dates have been confirmed for 4-5 October 2017 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Further information will be posted in the member area soon.
Tentative dates for the meeting to be held in Florence, Italy have been set for April 27-28, 2018. These date are not firm and the meeting venue is yet to be determined.