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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. 1999 - Congress - 6th European (9th Regional), Jeruzalem, Israel

    1999 - Congress - 6th European (9th Regional), Jeruzalem, Israel

    Part of the Final Programme of the 6th European (9th Regional) Congress in Jeruzalem, Israel in 1999

  2. 1999 - Congress - 10th Regional, Taipei, Taiwan

    1999 - Congress - 10th Regional, Taipei, Taiwan

    First Announcement, Second Announcement and Final Announcement of the 10th Regional Congress in Taipei, Taiwan in 1999

  3. 1998 - 2000 Robert Beal (Australia)

    1998 - 2000 Robert Beal (Australia)

  4. 1998 - Congress - 25th International, Oslo, Norway

    1998 - Congress - 25th International, Oslo, Norway

    Part of the Final Programme of the 25th International Congress in Oslo, Norway in 1998

  5. 1998 - Congress - Symposium, Mumbai, India

    1998 - Congress - Symposium, Mumbai, India

    Part of the Final programme of the symposium in Mumbai, India in 1998