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
    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

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

Press Release 26 February 2014

Michael Murphy, MD Elected Chair, effective October 2014

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.

October 2017

La Jolla 2017

BEST LIV Meeting

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

Location

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

 

April 2018

Florence

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

 

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Response to recent studies purporting to show that transfusion of older red blood cells leads to greater risk. pdf

The presentation was made to the US Dept of HHS Advisory Committee on Blood Safety & Availability by Larry Dumont, MBA, PhD for BEST.

 

  pdf Press Release, 27 May 2008 (35 KB) BEST has released a press release responding to recent studies purporting to show that transfusion of older red blood cells leads to greater risk.

  pdf Older Red Blood Cells- The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative View of the Evidence (2.30 MB) . Presentation made to the US Dept of HHS Advisory Committee on Blood Safety & Availability by Larry Dumont, MBA, PhD. 30 May 2008.