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

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 RSVP for the La Jolla Meeting is CLOSED
  • The Hilton Hotel is SOLD OUT. A list of other properties in the area is listed in the Members Area
  • The La Jolla BEST Book is available for download
  • The Chair Election is closed and results will be announced at the La Jolla Meeting
  • Make your hotel reservations for the Florence Meeting now! 

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



Executive Team

Michael Murphy

Past Chair & Treasurer
Larry Dumont

Team Leaders

Cellular Therapy
David McKenna

Ziggy Szczepiorkowski

Clinical Tranfusion Studies
Mark Fung
Alan Tinmouth

Conventional Components
Pieter van der Meer
Dana Devine

Donor Studies
Ralph Vasallo
Marc Germain

Executive Director & Webmaster
Eileen Selogie