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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. 2002 - 2004 Hans Heier (Norway)

    2002 - 2004 Hans Heier (Norway)

  2. 2001 - Congress - 11th Regional, Shanghai, China

    2001 - Congress - 11th Regional, Shanghai, China

    First Announcement and Final Programme of the 11th Regional Congress in Shanghai, China in 2001

  3. 2001 - Congress - 7th European (12th Regional), Paris, France

    2001 - Congress - 7th European (12th Regional), Paris, France

    First Announcement, Final Announcement and Final Programme of the 7th European (12th Regional) Congress in Paris, France in 2001

  4. 2000 - Congress - 26th International, Vienna, Austria

    2000 - Congress - 26th International, Vienna, Austria

    First Announcement and Final Programme of the 26th International Congress in Vienna, Austria in 2000

  5. 2000 - 2002 Paul Holland (USA)

    2000 - 2002 Paul Holland (USA)