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

BEST 30th Anniversary Symposium

Save the Date! November 6, 2021

Retirement Celebration Symposium

Innovation/New Blood-Derived Products Symposium Announced by Sanquin

Call for Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture Applications

Applications for November 2021 Symposium are being accepted now thru August 31, 2021

Member News

  • BEST Meeting LXII  will be held in person in Los Angeles, California 13-14 October 2021 for those able and willing to travel. The meeting venue is the Marriott in Marina del Rey, located very close to LAX airport. The meeting RSVP will be available at a later date. We will be also hosting the meeting sessions on Zoom.
  • 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). This applies to all Virtual Meetings as well.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.
 

Fall 2021

Calfornia

BEST LXII Meeting

The Fall 2021 Meeting is scheduled for 13-14 October 2021.
Important News:

  • The meeting location is the Marina del Rey Marriott, located very near LAX Airport. We will be closely monitoring the situation as circumstances arise.
  • The City of Los Angeles is moving toward a proof of vaccination requirement for indoor activites. We will keep you updated as we learn more.
  • THE RSVP is now available in the members area.
  • As with all meetings, guests must be approved in advance by the Chair.

 

Spring 2022

Zoomlandia

BEST LXIII Meeting

The Spring 2022 Meeting is planned for Warsaw, Poland 22-23 April 2022.

Important News

  • We plan to hold the meeting in the Hotel Bristol with the BEST Dinner at the Royal Castle
  • Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we have no further details at this time.

 

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Attention to users of the following email services:

Outlook.com
Hotmail.com
MSN.com
Live.com

These domains by default routinely block emails coming from bestcollaborative.org. For those using Gmail please click HERE.

If you are experiencing issues receiving email messages from BEST and use one of the email service providers listed above, you will find it necessary to whitelist our email addresses. This is not guaranteed to work in all cases, please try the steps listed below:

NOTE: The screenshots and instructions below are for Outlook.com, but the steps will be identical for any of these services.

  1. Within your outlook.com, live.com, msn.com or hotmail.com email account, click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand side of the window:
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  2. From this menu, please select Options.
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  3. Then select Safe and blocked senders.
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  4. Select Safe Senders.
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  5. You will be presented with a page that will allow you to whitelist email addresses:
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  6. To receive all emails from bestcollaborative.org please enter the following exceptions, and click Add to list >> for each:
    @bestcollaborative.org
    @redcap.bestcollaborative.org
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Once you have entered these two exceptions you should be able to receive emails from BEST. If you are still unable to receive emails from BEST, we recommend that you use another free non-Microsoft based email provider (e.g. Gmail, iCloud)

GMail

If you are using a Gmail powered email address in your BEST username account, then you might be missing important email messages because Google is filtering your email messages and placing them in your Gmail spam folder.

In order to update settings in your  Google account,  please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Gmail account using a web-based interface
  2. Locate the email in your SPAM folder.
  3. Click on the message to read it.
  4. Cick on the More dropdown arrow on the opposite right side of the sender name
  5. Select the Show original item
  6. Find the Message-Id: you@domain.xxx line
  7. Find the Date: (sent) line just above the Message-Id line
  8. Access the Google report form http://support.google.com/mail/bin/request.py?&bug_topic=Incoming+Message+Not+Received&ctx=gtag_headers&contact_type=gtag_headers 
  9. Fill in the form using the you@domain.xxx message id and the date sent information from the Show original item of the spam folder email.
  10. Close the Show original browser tab
  11. Click on the gray [Spam x] button above the sender name to mark that this conversation is not spam.
  12. Select the Add BEST Collaborative to contacts list item from the More dropdown menu to add our address to your contacts list (and approved senders list) .
  13. Repeat above for all emails you see from BEST in your google spam folder.