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

Call for Scientific Applications

The application period for Scientific Applications is now closed.

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.

Member Reminders

  • Thank you to all who attended the Florence Meeting!
  • Meeting presentations from the Florence Meeting will be posted in the coming weeks. These will be available to members only.
  • Information on the meeting in Newport, Rhode Island to be held prior to the Boston AABB Meeting in October will be posted in June.
  • Applications for Scientific Membership are under review. The application period has now closed.

April 2018


BEST LV Meeting

Dates for the Meeting in Florence, Italy were April 27-28, 2018.

Important News

  • The meeting location was the FH-Grand Hotel Mediterraneo
  • The BEST Book is available for download for members
  • Meeting presentations will be posted in the coming weeks


October 2018

Newport RI

BEST LVI Meeting

The meeting dates for the Fall Meeting are October 10-11, 2018.


  • The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Immediately prior to the AABB Meeting in Boston
  • Room reservations will be available mid-June 2018
  • Note that this will be a full 2-day meeting!



Georges Andreu
James AuBuchon
Celso Bianco
Anneke Brand
Morris Blajchman
Michael Busch
Marcela Contreras
Neelam Dhingra
Sunny Dzik
Jenny de Wildt-Eggen
Hermann Eichler
Simone Glynn
Hans Gulliksson
Andrew Heaton
Nancy Heddle
Margarethe Heiden
John Hess
Riitta Kekomaki
Harvey Klein
Wolfgang Mayr 
Jeffrey McCullough
Jeff Miripol

Gary Moroff
Paul Ness
Derwood Pamphilon
Ruby Pietersz
Chris Prowse
Martin Ras
Paolo Rebulla
Ron Sacher
Sherrill Slichter
Irena Sniecinski
Jerard Seghatchian
Girolamo Sirchia
Cees Smit Sibinga
Joe Sweeney
Shigeru Takamoto
Jaro Vostal
Girish Vyas
Wolfram Walker
Silvano Wendel
Lorna Williamson
Sam Wortham