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2018 Fourth and 2019 First Quarter Accreditations

Cellular Therapy Entities

  • Accredited: 236
  • Applicants: 5

Cord Blood Banks

  • Accredited: 56
  • Applicants: 3

During the fourth quarter of 2018 and first quarter of 2019, 40 entities received FACT accreditation. For details regarding these accreditations, view the full accreditation report.

A complete list of accredited organizations can be found at www.factwebsite.org.

Congratulations to our New Inspectors!

Posted in :: 2018 Volume 2 :: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The following individuals completed their first active inspection in the time period from October 2017 through April 2018. Congratulations and thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to advance cellular therapy! Organizations with personnel who also serve as FACT inspectors typically perform better during on-site inspections than their counterparts without an inspector. If you are interested in serving as an inspector, submit an online application!

Kristin Ricci, MD
Apheresis Collection
Cleveland Clinic Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Krystle Pool Sam, BS
Cord Blood Collection
M. D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank

Suhui He, MSc, BSc
Processing: Minimal manipulation of HPC
Northwell Health Adult HPC Transplant Program

Tamila Kindwall-Keller, DO
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy and Apheresis Collection
University of Virginia Health System

Natalia Lapteva, PhD
Processing: More than minimal manipulation of any cell type
Houston Methodist Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant (affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine Cell and Gene Therapy)

Helene Negre, PharmD, PhD
Processing: Minimal manipulation of HPC and More than minimal manipulation of any cell type
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Cell Manipulation Core Facility

Teck Guan Soh, MSc
Processing: Minimal manipulation of HPC
National University Health System Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation Program

Walid Almashaqbeh, BS, BB (ASCP)
Cord Blood Collection, Cord Blood Processing
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center Cord Blood Bank

Kehinde Adekola, MD, MS
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy, and Marrow Collection
Northwestern Medicine Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program

Yen-Michael Hsu, MD, PhD
Processing: Minimal manipulation of HPC
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Bone Marrow and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Program

Effrosyni Panagouli, MSc
Cord Blood Processing
CBB Lab Technical Supervisor/Registry Search Coordinator

Muzaffar Qazilbash,MD
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy, and Marrow Collection
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program

Joan Sevcik, RN, BSN
Apheresis Collection
ITxM Diagnostics