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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. 2012 - Congress - 32rd International, Cancun, Mexico

    2012 - Congress - 32rd International, Cancun, Mexico

    First Announcement and Final Programme of the 32st International Congress in Cancun, Mexico in 2012

  2. 2011 - Congress - 21st Regional, Lisbon, Portugal

    2011 - Congress - 21st Regional, Lisbon, Portugal

    Final Programme and Pocket Programme of the 21st Regional Congress in Lisbon, Portugal in 2011

  3. 2011 - Congress - 22nd Regional, Taipei, Taiwan

    2011 - Congress - 22nd Regional, Taipei, Taiwan

    First Announcement, Final Announcement and Final Programme of the 22nd Regional Congress in Taipei, Taiwan in 2011

  4. 2010 - Congress - 31st International, Berlin, Germany

    2010 - Congress - 31st International, Berlin, Germany

    Final Programme and Pocket Programme of the 31st International Congress in Berlin, Germany in 2010

  5. 2010 - 2012 Silvano Wendel (Brazil)

    2010 - 2012 Silvano Wendel (Brazil)