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

    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

Notifications to all applications for Scientific Applications have been sent.

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

  • The Members BEST Book for the meeting in Newport, Rhode Island to be held prior to the Boston AABB Meeting is posted in the Members area.An abbreviated version for BEST Meeting guests has been sent to all approved guests by email.
  • Announcements to all applicants for Scientific Membership have been sent. The refreshed membership will be announced following the Newport Meeting.
  • 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.


  • The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Meeting materials for members are posted in the Members Area
  • Note that this will be a full 2-day meeting!


April 2019



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



How to enable JavaScript in your browser

Almost all web pages contain JavaScript, a scripting programming language that runs on visitor's web browser. It makes web pages functional for specific purposes and if disabled for some reason, the content or the functionality of the web page can be limited or unavailable. Below you can find instructions on how to enable (activate) JavaScript in four of the most commonly used browsers.

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or higher (The BEST website is not supported below this version)

  1. On the web browser menu click "Tools" icon and select "Internet Options"
  2. In the "Internet Options" window select the "Security" tab
  3. On the "Security" tab click on the "Custom level..." button
  4. When the "Security Settings - Internet Zone" dialog window opens, look for the "Scripting" section
  5. In the "Active Scripting" item select "Enable".
  6. When the "Warning!" window pops out asking "Are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone?" select "Yes"
  7. In the "Internet Options" window click on the "OK" button to close it
  8. Click on the "Refresh" button of the web browser to refresh the page

 Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the "Tools" drop-down menu and selection "Options"
  2. Select the "Content" section or tab
  3. Select "Enable Javascript"
  4. Click OK
  5. Click on the "Reload current page" button of the web browser to refresh the page

 Google Chrome

  1. On the Chrome Menu Icon select "Settings"
  2. In the "Settings" section click on the "Show advanced settings..."
  3. Under the the "Privacy" click on the "Content settings..."
  4. When the dialog window opens, look for the "JavaScript" section and select "Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)"
  5. Click on the "OK" button to close it
  6. Close the "Settings" tab
  7. Click on the "Reload this page" button of the web browser to refresh the page

Apple Safari

  1. On the web browser menu click on the "Safari" or "Edit" Menu (depending on version) and select "Preferences"
  2. In the "Preferences" window select the "Security" tab
  3. In the "Security" tab section check the "Enable JavaScript" checkbox

Click on the "Reload the current page" button of the web browser to refresh the page.