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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. 1997 - Congress - 5th European (7th Regional), Frankfurt, Germany

    1997 - Congress - 5th European (7th Regional), Frankfurt, Germany

    Part of the Final Programme of the 5th European (7th Regional) Congress in Frankfurt, Germany in 1997

  2. 1997 - Congress - 8th Regional Beijing, China

    1997 - Congress - 8th Regional Beijing, China

    First Announcement and Second Announcement of the 8th Regional Congress in Beijing, China in 1997

  3. 1996 - 1998 Marcela Contreras (United Kingdom)

    1996 - 1998 Marcela Contreras (United Kingdom)

  4. 1996 - Congress - 24th International, Tokyo, Japan

    1996 - Congress - 24th International, Tokyo, Japan

    Part of the Final Programme of the 24th International Congress in Tokyo, Japan in 1996

  5. 1995 - Congress - 4th European (5th Regional), Venezia, Italy

    1995 - Congress - 4th European (5th Regional), Venezia, Italy

    Part of the Final Programme of the 4th European (5th Regional) Congress in Venezia, Italy in 1995