accreditation statistics

As of April 6, 2022

Cellular Therapy Entities

  • Accredited: 246
  • Applicants: 19

Cord Blood Banks

  • Accredited: 56
  • Applicants: 7

Congratulations to the following organizations for achieving their initial accreditations: South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (Collections at BioBridge Global Campus), San Antonio, Texas and University of California, Irvine (UCI), Orange, California.

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

Be the Match Announces Proposed Changes to Collection Center Participation Criteria

Posted in :: 2021 Volume 5 :: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

The National Marrow Donor Program®(NMDP)/Be the Match® has announced proposed changes to U.S. Apheresis and Collection Center Participation Criteria, which will be published in a combined document.

The changes support simplification and alignment with FACT and/or AABB accreditation. All NMDP/Be The Match apheresis and collection center Network partners are expected to hold the appropriate accreditation or demonstrate application for accreditation by Oct. 1, 2022. If a center is not yet accredited, it should contact the Partner Liaison team at the beginning of 2022 to discuss the plan for pursuing accreditation.

Comments on these proposed changes can be submitted by November 16, 2022 to PartnerLiaisons@nmdp.org. Discussion of the proposed changes can also take place during quarterly meetings with Partner Liaisons in November.

For more details, see the Network website and BeTheMatch.org.