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History of the International Society of Blood Transfusion

The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) is a scientific society founded in 1935. The society aims to promote the study of blood transfusion, and to spread the know-how about the manner in which blood transfusion medicine and science best can serve the patient's interests. The society's central office is in Amsterdam, and there are over 1700 members in around 100 countries. Currently, the President of the ISBT Board of Directors is Martin L. Olsson.

The Society organizes an international congress every even-numbered year and two regional congresses in odd years, one in Europe and one in another continent. ISBT advocates standardisation and harmonisation in the field of blood transfusion. The other major impact on the transfusion community is the classification of various Human blood group systems under a common nomenclature. ISBT's coordination also extends to obtaining donors with rare antigens, a process that often involves international searches, and a common terminology is critical to that process.

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Congress information such as announcements and final programmes are available from 1978 and information about the past presidents is available from 1935.

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  1. 1989 - Congress - 1st European (1st Regional), Lugano, Switzerland

    1989 - Congress - 1st European (1st Regional), Lugano, Switzerland

    Part of the Final Programme of the 1st European (1st Regional) Congress in Lugano, Switzerland in 1989

  2. 1988 - Congress - 20th International, London, United Kingdom

    1988 - Congress - 20th International, London, United Kingdom

    Part of the Final Programme of the 20th International Congress in London, United Kingdom in 1988

  3. 1988 - 1990 Gordon Archer (Australia)

    1988 - 1990 Gordon Archer (Australia)

  4. 1986 - 1988 Lewellyn Barker (USA)

    1986 - 1988 Lewellyn Barker (USA)

  5. 1986 - Congress - 19th International, Sydney, Australia

    1986 - Congress - 19th International, Sydney, Australia

    Part of the Final Programme of the 19th International Congress in Sydney, Australia in 1986