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

Press Release 28 Aug 2019

Award Recipient of 23rd Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Call for Scott Murphy Lectureship Applications

Applications for the Warsaw meeting being accepted

IBTS-BEST Educational Seminar

was held in Cork, Ireland in April 2019

Member Reminders

  • The Spring meeting for Warsaw, Poland for 24-25 April 2020 has been CANCELLED. Plans are being made to hold an online meeting on April 24th. Details will be sent to members at a later date.
  • Agreements have been made with the Bristol Hotel to hold the Warsaw Meeting on 16-17 April 2021.
  • 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 each meeting. Approved meeting guests will receive a separate Registration & Dinner RSVP, as well as meeting materials.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.

April 2020



The face-to-face meeting in Warsaw, Poland for April 24-25, 2020 has been CANCELLED

Important News

  • Please read the recent email communications regarding the cancellation of our 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. 


October 2020

Washington DC

BEST LX Meeting

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


  • 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.



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.