accreditation statistics

As of April 1, 2021

Cellular Therapy Entities

  • Accredited: 237
  • Applicants: 21

Cord Blood Banks

  • Accredited: 58
  • Applicants: 8

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

Congratulations to the following organization for achieving its initial FACT accreditation:

GW Cancer Center Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program, Washington, DC

Director: John Barrett, MD

Adult Autologous Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation, Peripheral Blood Cellular Therapy Product Collection, and Cellular Therapy Product Processing with Minimal Manipulation

Congratulations to our New Inspectors!

Posted in :: 2017 Volume 2 :: Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The following individuals completed their first active inspection in the time period from January 2017 through September 2017. 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!

Ibrahim Ahmed, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
The Children’s Mercy Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Monzr Al Malki, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
City of Hope Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Program

Nicole Aqui, MD
Cellular Therapy Apheresis Collection
Blood & Marrow Collection and Processing Program of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Sherman Bakabak, BSMT(ASCP)
Cellular Therapy Processing: Minimal Manipulation of HPC
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cellular Therapy Laboratory

Gloria Barrueco, BS, AMT
Cellular Therapy Processing: Minimal Manipulation of HPC
Blood and Marrow Transplant Center at Florida Hospital

Wendy Beron, MSN, RN, OCN
Cellular Therapy Apheresis Collection
NYU Langone Health Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplant Program

Charlene Briedenbaugh, BS, HP, MLT(ASCP)
Cellular Therapy Apheresis Collection
Allegheny Health Network, Cancer Institute, West Penn Hospital

Yeong Choi, PhD
Cellular Therapy Processing: Minimal Manipulation of HPC
cGMP: Therapeutic Cell Production Facility

Omotayo Fasan, MBSS, MRCP
Cellular Therapy Apheresis Collection
The Center for Bone Marrow Transplantation at Geisinger Medical Center

Barbara Gagliardi, D.Sc
Cord Blood Banking
Milano Cord Blood Bank

Gerhard Hildebrandt, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
University of Kentucky Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Jogesh Jethava, MD, FACP, MRCP (UK), FRCPath (UK)
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
The Blood & Marrow Transplantation Program of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa

Sarita Joshi, MBBS, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
Cleveland clinic foundation, Department of Blood Banking  and Transfusion Medicine

Deepika KC, MS, BS(ASCP)
Cellular Therapy Processing: Minimal Manipulation of HPC
Mayo Clinic Arizona

Sajad Khazal, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program

Wanda Koetz, RN, HP(ASCP)
Cellular Therapy Apheresis Collection
Memorial Blood Centers

Kathryn Suet Wa Leung, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

Elina Linetsky, PhD
Cellular Therapy Processing: Minimal Manipulation of HPC
cGMP Cell Processing Facility Diabetes Research Institute University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Parinda Mehta, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program HPC
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency Program

Andrea Meyer
Cord Blood Processing
José Carreras Cord Blood Bank Düsseldorf

Huy Pham, MD, MPH
Cellular Therapy Apheresis Collection
The University of Alabama Adult and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program

Sai Ravi Pingali, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
Baylor College of Medicine, Stem Cell Transplant Program, Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital

Opal Preston, RN, BSN, MT (HEW), QIA
Cellular Therapy Apheresis Collection
University of Virginia Health System

Aravind Ramakrishnan, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
Texas Transplant Institute at Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio and South Austin Medical Center in Austin

Laleh Ramezani, BS, MLT
Cellular Therapy Processing: Minimal Manipulation of HPC
USC Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

David Shyr, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
The University of Utah Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Roni Tamari, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Priti Tewari, MD
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
Baylor College of Medicine, Stem Cell Transplant Program, Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital

Ravi Vij, MD, MBA
Cellular Therapy Clinical Program and Marrow Collection
Stem Cell Transplant Program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine