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

    BEST Collaborative is an international research organization with a vision to lead the field of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies toward the best…

  • BEST Membership
    BEST Membership

    The BEST collaborative is a unique free-standing group of over 170 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 Memorial Lecture Applications

Applications for the Washington, DC meeting being accepted now thru August 1, 2020

Press Release 21 May 2020

Award Recipient of 24th Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Press Release 28 Aug 2019

Award Recipient of 23rd Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Member Reminders

  • BEST LIX Virtual Meeting has been scheduled for 19 June 2020 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT. Details will be sent to members and approved guests shortly. This meeting will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.
  • Agreements have been made with the Bristol Hotel to hold the Warsaw Meeting on 16-17 April 2021.
  • Members who wish to invite MEETING and/or CONFERENCE CALL guests must have the pre-approval of the Chair. Please submit your requests for approval well in advance of each event. Approved guests will receive a separate Registration & Dinner RSVP, as well as meeting materials, and must complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).
  • 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 2020

Washington DC

BEST LX Meeting

The meeting dates for the Fall Meeting are Sept 30-Oct 01, 2020

Location

  • The meeting will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC on the Wed-Thurs prior to the AABB Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. A room block has been secured.
  • The BEST Dinner will be held at the International Spy Museum
  • We encourage BEST Members to send meeting guest requests as far in advance as possible.

 

April 2021

Warsaw

BEST LXI Meeting

The face-to-face meeting in Warsaw, Poland has been rescheduled for 16-17 April 2021

Important News

  • Please read the previous email communications regarding the cancellation of the April 2020 meeting
  • Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have rescheduled the Warsaw Meeting for 16-17 April 2021.
  • Please contact the BEST Executive Ofice for more information, or if you have not received the recent email communications. 

 

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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.