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

FACT Past Presidents Dr. Helen Heslop and Dr. Elizabeth Shpall Receive Prestigious Awards

Posted in :: 2021 Volume 1 :: Friday, January 29th, 2021

Congratulations are in order for two dedicated FACT leaders! Dr. Helen Heslop and Dr. Elizabeth Shpall will be presenting honorary lectures at the 2021 TCT Meetings Digital Experience.

Helen Heslop, MD, past FACT President and current Chair of the FACT Immune Effector Cell Task Force, will be presenting the Mortimer M. Bortin Lecture on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT. Her lecture is titled, T Cell Immunotherapy via Native and Chimeric Receptors. Read Dr. Heslop’s full bio for details on her prolific research activities and contributions to several professional societies.

Elizabeth Shpall, MD, the first FACT President and current Board member, will present the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT, with her lecture titled, Cord Blood: Forerunners and New Horizons. Dr. Shpall’s full bio outlines numerous awards for her important translational work.

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