ISBT Membership

When you become a member of ISBT, you will be part of an international community of professionals sharing best practices and the latest know-how in blood transfusion and cellular therapies.

Discover the benefits of membership

As a member of ISBT, you will get access to a whole list of benefits including networking, discounted rates to
congresses and events, access to resources and much more. Join us from as little as €30 for the year*.

Membership is annual rolling!

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Our fees are based on your age, the world bank index (WBI) of your country and your work position. 

Get involved in the society

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Member Groups & Communities

Be eligible to apply to join a working party or the young professionals council and more.

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Society's decision making

Be eligible to nominate and vote for ISBT's board of directors every 2 years

Gain expertise in your field

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Career Development & Networking

Be a part of the ISBT global community, share your experience and connect with colleagues and leaders in the field.

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Free access to ISBT Education

ISBT supports you throughout your career with educational programmes, scholarships and CME accredited activities. Get free access to ISBT Education and watch past congress webcasts, webinars, presentations, the live journal club and more.

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Attend Webinars and Live Journal Clubs

Join our monthly sessions with experts in transfusion medicine; have your questions answered during and after the session discussion

 

Stay informed with the latest updates in blood transfusion

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Keep up to date with the latest news in transfusion medicine

Receive news and society updates via our monthly E-news and Education E-news.

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Have access to scientific publications

Access to Vox Sanguinis our high impact journal and ISBT's quarterly magazine Transfusion Today 

Make the most of your membership and evidence your CPD

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Congresses and events

Benefit from a discount on registrations for ISBT Congresses - Regional, International and Virtual.

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Keep track of your CPD

Earn CME and CPD credits by attending live webinars, live journal clubs, congresses, workshops or watching course recordings on your own schedule. Use your ISBT CPD record to organise and evidence all of your CPD - available to members only.

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Access your membership via the ISBT App

The ISBT App provides members an instant access to our publications, webinar registrations, working parties and young professionals groups, details of upcoming congresses, updates on different activities and much more.

Fee Structure

The fees range from €30 to €120 and are based on your age, the world bank index (WBI) of your country and your work position. 

Check here which WBI category your country belongs

High WBI Countries

Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
French Polynesia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Guam
Hong Kong SAR of China
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
 

Macao SAR of China

Malta

Mauritius

Monaco

Nauru

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Northern Mariana Islands

Norway

Oman

Palau

Panama

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Romania

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Seychelles

Singapore

Sint Maarten (Dutch Part)

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

St Kitts and Nevis

St. Martin (French part)

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan, China

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States Minor Outlying Islands

United States of America

Uruguay

Virgin Islands, British

Virgin Islands, US

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Upper Middle WBI Countries

Albania

American Samoa

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Belize

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Bulgaria

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Equatorial Guinea

Fiji

Gabon

Georgia

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Lebanon
Libya
Macedonia
Malaysia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Montenegro
Namibia
Paraguay
Peru
Russia
Samoa
Serbia
Serbia and Montenegro
South Africa
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Thailand
Tokelau
Tonga
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Venezuela

 

Lower Middle WBI Countries

Algeria
Angola
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cabo Verde
Comoros
Congo Republic (Brazzaville)
Cote d Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
El Salvador
eSwatini
Ghana
Honduras
India
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lesotho
Mauritania
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Timor Leste
Tunisia
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Low WBI Countries

Afghanistan
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Central Africa Replubic
Chad
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mozambique
Niger
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Togo
Uganda
Yemen Republic
 

 

 

Membership fees

High

Under 35 years:

€60

  36 to 69 years:

 €120

70 years and above:

€90

 

 

 

Upper Middle

Under 35 years:

€60

  36 to 69 years:

 €90

70 years and above:

€60

 

 

Lower Middle

Under 35 years:

€30

  36 to 69 years:

 €60

70 years and above:

€45

 

Low

Under 35 years:

€30

  36 to 69 years:

 €60

70 years and above:

€45

 

Affiliate Membership fee

The cost of becoming an Affiliate member depends on the WBI of the country where the affiliate is located, and the number of members or employees the national society, blood centre or blood service has.

National blood transfusion societies, blood services and blood centres in lower middle and low income countries (according to the WBI) pay €1,- per member/employee, with a minimum of €100 for blood centres and blood services, and a minimum of €200 for national societies.

National blood transfusion societies, blood services and blood centres in upper middle and high income countries (according to the WBI) pay €2,- per member/employee, with a minimum of €100 for blood centres and blood services, and a minimum of €200 for national societies.
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Membership

How do I join as a new member?

To join as a new member, please click on the button "Join online" and complete the process. Make sure you fill in your accurate details i.e. your country, position and age as this affects your fee. 

You will be taken to the payment section where you can choose to pay by credit card, If you don't have a credit card, please send use a bank transfer as an alternative.  

How much do I need to pay for a membership?

The amount you need to pay for one year membership of ISBT, depends on your country (WBI), age and position. Please refer to the "Fee structure".

Can I receive an invoice for the membership fee?

Yes, invoices are available under My account/order history 

When does the ISBT membership year start and end?

The ISBT membership system is annual rolling.  Therefore it runs for a year from the day you join/ renew with a 30 day grace period.

I am younger than 35, but the fee is still too high?

The system has generated the fee based on a different date of birth. Please contact the ISBT Membership Department at to ask to reset your fee.

How do I renew my ISBT membership?

Please log in and go to you "My subscriptions" page. If you are not a member yet (see “How do I join as a new member").

I forgot my password.

Please click on “Forgot your password?” (you need to enter the email address that is currently in the membership database). If you still have any difficulties please get in touch with the ISBT Membership Department.

How can I update my email address?

Please go to your  'My profile ' page to update/ change any details. 

I have not received the latest Vox Sanguinis.

Please first check that your address details are still correct in the membership database (you can view and edit your address details by logging in and going to My Profile). If you need access instructions to the Wiley website, please get in touch with the ISBT Membership Department.  Have you considered reading the Vox on line only?

I don’t have a credit card, how do I pay for the membership fee?

A Bank transfer is an alternative.  The bank details are available on your invoice, found under My account/Order history

Become part of an international network of professionals

Individual membership

Individual membership is for individuals who have demonstrated a sustained interest in the field of blood transfusion medicine and science or related disciplines. Individual membership includes:

  • Access to ISBT Education (including congress webcasts and presentations)
  • Subscription for Vox Sanguinis (paper + online)**
  • Receipt of Transfusion Today (paper + online) **
  • Receipt of the monthly E-news
  • Registration discount at ISBT congresses
  • Online access to Working Party material
  • Voting at yearly General Assembly
  • Nominating candidates for elections to the Board of Directors
  • Opportunity to be elected to the ISBT Board of Directors

**35 years and under, online only

Affiliate membership

Affiliate membership is open to National Blood Transfusion Societies, Blood Services and Blood Centres. All Affiliate members will be required to name one representative and must agree to abide by the ISBT Code of Ethics. 

Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors.

As an Affiliate member, all members of your national society or all employees of your blood centre or blood service will get complimentary access to a selection of material on ISBT Education. This selection of material, the Affiliate Suite, includes presentations from past congresses (webcasts and learning quizzes), an educational eBook and the international Guideline library.

The named representative will: 
   • receive full access to ISBT Education
   • receive voting rights at the ISBT General Assemblies 
   • receive access to Vox Sanguinis and Transfusion Today (both paper and online) 
   • have online access to Working Party material 
   • receive the monthly E-news 
   • be eligible to nominate candidates for elections to the Board of Directors 
   • receive registration discount at ISBT congresses

The named representative will be the main point of contact between MCI and the Affiliate. We will ask the named representative to communicate the status as Affiliate member to the members or employees of the institution, and provide a simple registration process for members/employees to grant them access to ISBT Education. For more information please contact ISBT Central Office.

 

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership is a recognition of those, long-serving members, who have made remarkable contributions to the advancement of the society. This membership is a lifetime appointment with all benefits of a full, individual membership and it is given by invitation only. Membership dues are waived for honorary members.

Current Honorary Members

Ravi Reddy

Ravi Reddy

ISBT Foundation Board Chairperson, CEO, South African National Blood Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

Judith Chapman

Judith Chapman

Past Executive Director of ISBT (2008-2020), Retired

Erhard Seifried

Erhard Seifried

Medical Director, German Red Cross, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Paul Strengers

Paul Strengers

ISBT Past Secretary General (2000-2010), Past Executive Director, International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shigeru Takamoto

Professor, Transfusion Medicine at Aichi Medical University, Japan

Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

ISBT Award Winner 2018, Transfusion Medicine Specialist , New Zealand Blood Service, Auckland, New Zealand

Jukka Koistinen

Jukka Koistinen

Former Deputy Director, Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, Helsinki, FInland

Geoffrey Lane

Geoffrey Lane

Past President, Senior Vice President, British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS), Haemonetics Corporation

Patricia Trippett

Patricia Trippett

Former Head, Medical Research Council (MRC) Blood Group Unit, London, UK

Gerald Sandler

Gerald Sandler

Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, US

William Wagstaff

Former Director, Sheffield Regional Blood Transfusion Service, UK

Silvano Wendel

Silvano Wendel

Medical Director, Hospital Sírio Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil

Diego Luis Estol Ancell

Diego Luis Estol Ancell

Former ISBT Regional Director for Latin America, Director , National Blood Service, Uruguay

Francine	Décary

Francine Décary

Former President and Chief Executive Officer , Héma-Québec, Quebec, Canada

 Click here to see the complete list.

 

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