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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.

Draft Seventh Edition Cord Blood Standards Public Comment Period Extended

Posted in :: 2019 Volume 3 :: Thursday, March 14th, 2019

By Andra Moehring, FACT Standards Development Manager

The draft Seventh Edition NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards and accompanying Accreditation Manual were published for public review and comment for a 90-day period on November 30, 2018.  To ensure that members of the cord blood community have reviewed the proposed significant changes in the draft Standards, and have had an opportunity to provide their input, the comment period is extended for an additional 30 days. Comments will now be accepted through April 1, 2019. Links are provided below to the draft Standards, Accreditation Manual, and comment form.

These Standards apply to all phases of cord blood collection, banking, and release for administration, including donor management, collection, processing, testing, cryopreservation, storage, listing, search, selection, reservation, release, and distribution to clinical programs.

Comments on any aspect of the draft are welcome. However, members of the cord blood community are strongly encouraged to specifically review and provide comment on three significant changes proposed in the draft Seventh Edition:

  1. ISBT 128 and Eurocode Coding and Labeling (B6.1.2, Appendix II)
  2. Supplies and Reagents of the Appropriate Grade (B8.4.1)
  3. Viability of CD45 Testing and Specification Requirements (Appendix IV, Appendix V)

Comments regarding the draft Seventh Edition NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards can be submitted by accessing the Comment Form.

Description and Instructions for Review and Comment
Draft NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards
Draft NetCord-FACT Accreditation Manual

Comments will be accepted through April 1, 2019.

For questions or assistance, please contact Andra Moehring.