List of centers that participated in the BEST comparative PLT counting study.
Australia: Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney.
Brazil: Hospital Sirio Libanes, Sao Paulo.
Canada: Hema-Quebec, R&D, Sainte-Foy, QC; Canadian Blood Services (CBS) British Columbia/Yukon, Vancouver, BC; CBS Calgary, Calgary, AB; CBS Edmonton, Edmonton, AB; CBS Regina/Saskatoon, Regina SK; CBS Winnipeg/Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, MB; CBS London, London, ON; CBS Hamilton, Hamilton, ON; CBS Toronto, Toronto, ON; CBS Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; CBS Sudbury, Sudbury, ON; CBS Halifax/Prince Edward Island, Halifax, NS; CBS New Brunswick, St. John, NB; CBS Newfoundland/Labrador, St John's, NL; CBS Centre for Blood Research, Vancouver, BC; McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.
Finland: Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, Helsinki.
France: Etablissement Francais du Sang (EFS) Bourgogne Franche Comte, Besancon; ESF Alsace, Strasbourg.
Germany: Institut fur Immunologie und Transfusionsmedizin, Thrombocytenlabor, Greifswald; DRK-Blutspendedienst Baden-Wurttemberg-Hessen, Institut Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden.
Italy: Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Centro Transfusionale e di Immunoematologia, Milano.
Netherlands: Sanquin Research, Department of Blood Cell Research, Amsterdam; Sanquin Blood Bank North East Region, QC and R&D Laboratory, Groningen; Sanquin Blood Bank North West Region, QC and R&D Laboratory, Amsterdam; Sanquin Blood Bank South East Region, QC Laboratory, Nijmegen; R&D Laboratory, Maastricht; Sanquin Blood Bank South West Region, QC Laboratory, Rotterdam; R&D Laboratory, Leiden.
Norway: Haukeland University Hospital, Blood Bank, Bergen.
Portugal: Lisbon Regional Blood Centre, Lisbon.
Spain: Hospital Clinic Provincial, Department Hemotherapy and Hemostasis; Hospital Universitario Aurna de Villanova, Banc de Sang i Teixits, Lleida.
Sweden: Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge; Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Stockholm.
United Kingdom: Blood Transfusion Service, Aberdeen, Scotland; North of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland; Churchill Hospital, Oxford Haemophilia Centre and Thrombosis Unit, Oxford; Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, Quality Laboratory, Edinburgh, Scotland; Glasgow & West of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service Centre, Glasgow, Scotland; National Blood Service (NBS), Birmingham; NBS, Brentwood, Essex; NBS, Bristol; NBS, Colindale, London; NBS, Leeds; NBS, Manchester; NBS, Newcastle Upon Tyne; NBS, Sheffield; NBS, Southampton; NBS, Tooting, London; National External Quality Assessment Scheme for General Haematology, Watford.
United States: Haemonetics, Braintree, MA; American Red Cross, Holland Laboratory, Rockville, MD; University of Maryland Medical Center, Blood Bank, Baltimore, MD; American Red Cross, Penn-Jersey Region, Research Department, Philadelphia, PA; Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Cell Labeling Lab, Department of Pathology, Lebanon, NH; Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, New Haven, CT; Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA; LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Gambro BCT, Lakewood, CO; Navigant Biotechnologies, Lakewood, CO; Massachusetts General Hospital, Blood Transfusion Service, Boston, MA; Lifespan Academic Medical Center, The Miriam and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI.