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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. 2007 - Congress - 18th Regional, Hanoi, Vietnam

    2007 - Congress - 18th Regional, Hanoi, Vietnam

    First Announcement and Final Programme of the 18th Regional Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2007

  2. 2006 - Congress - 29th International, Capetown, South Africa

    2006 - Congress - 29th International, Capetown, South Africa

    Final Announcement and Final Programme of the 29th International Congress in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006

  3. 2006 - 2008 Shigeru Takamoto (Japan)

    2006 - 2008 Shigeru Takamoto (Japan)

  4. 2005 - Congress - 16th Regional, Bangkok, Thailand

    2005 - Congress - 16th Regional, Bangkok, Thailand

    First Announcement and Final Programme of the 16th Regional Congress in Bangkok, Thailand in 2005

  5. 2005 - Congress - 9th European (15th Regional), Athens, Greece

    2005 - Congress - 9th European (15th Regional), Athens, Greece

    Final Announcement and Final Programme of the 9th European (15th Regional) Congress in Athens, Greece in 2005