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 13 Dec 2017

Ziggy Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD elected Chair, effective Oct 2018

Transfusion Update Event

was held in Sydney Australia in April 2017.

Press Release 20 July 2016

Interference of New Drugs in Compatibility Testing for Blood Transfusion

Member Reminders

  • The La Jolla BEST Book and meeting presentations are available for download in the members area.
  • Make your hotel reservations for the Florence Meeting now! The booking form is available in the members area.
  • A DRAFT program of the education session sponsored by the Italian National Blood Centre to be held on 26 April 2018 in Florence is posted in the members area.

October 2017

La Jolla 2017

BEST LIV Meeting

The meeting dates for the Fall Meeting are October 4-5, 2017.


  • Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
  • Immediately prior to the AABB Meeting in San Diego


April 2018


BEST LV Meeting

Dates are confirmed for Florence, Italy for April 27-28, 2018.

Important News

  • A booking form for the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is posted in the Members area



Selected presentations

from the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee (BPAC) on overnight room temperature hold of plasma, May 2012

Please note: These slides and the data they contain are the sole property of the author of each slide set. Reproduction or distribution of the content of the slides or the data they contain requires the prior, specific permission from the author.

pdf  Thromboembolic Risk Associated with Hereditary and Acquired Protein S Deficiencies.  Deborah L. Ornstein, MD. Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathology Medical Director, Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center

pdf  Plasma produced from WB stored at ambient for 24 hours. Rebecca Cardigan PhD, FRCPath. Head of Component Development, NHS Blood & Transplant, England Chair, UK Advisory Committee on Blood Components

pdf  Impact of Overnight Hold of Whole Blood on Plasma Protein Function.  Dana Devine, PhD. Vice President, Medical, Scientific & Research Affairs Canadian Blood Services Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Centre for Blood Research, University of British Columbia

pdf  Protein S: Assays, Associated Thrombosis Risk and PF24RT24.  Barbara A. Konkle, MD. Director, Translational Research Medical Director, Hemostasis Reference Laboratory, Puget Sound Blood Center, Professor of Medicine/Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA