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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. 2015 - Congress - 26th Regional, Bali, Indonesia

    2015 - Congress - 26th Regional, Bali, Indonesia

    Final Programme of the 26th Regional, Bali, Indonesia in 2015.

  2. 2015 - Congress - 25th Regional, London, UK

    2015 - Congress - 25th Regional, London, UK

    Final Programme of the 25th Regional, London, UK in 2015.

  3. 2014 - Congress - 33rd International, Seoul, Korea

    2014 - Congress - 33rd International, Seoul, Korea

    Final Programme of the 33rd Regional International Congress in Seoul, Korea in 2014.

  4. 2012 - 2014 Peter Flanagan (New Zealand)

    2012 - 2014 Peter Flanagan (New Zealand)

  5. 2013 - Congress - 23rd Regional, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    2013 - Congress - 23rd Regional, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Final Programme of the 23rd Regional Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2013.