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.

Now Published: ISBT 128 Labeling Standard for Collection for Cellular Therapy Manufacturing

Posted in :: 2020 Volume 9 :: Friday, December 11th, 2020

It is official! The final ISBT 128 Labeling of Collection Products for Cellular Therapy Manufacturing Standard is published.

Following multistakeholder efforts to standardize labels for cells collected for further manufacturing, and two rounds of public input, ICCBBA has finalized this ISBT 128 labeling Standard.  The Standard is for use only in situations where the sponsor or manufacturer has adopted it.

This Standard may reduce the variations in labeling requirements for apheresis collections for different sponsors or manufacturers, minimizing the risk of errors and increasing patient safety. ISBT 128 is a well-established and international coding and labeling system. Standardizing labeling requirements using this system enhances cellular therapy product traceability and reduces the number of systems that must be adopted, implemented, validated, and maintained at health care institutions.

FACT-accredited apheresis collection facilities are encouraged to review this Standard, work with their ISBT 128 vendors regarding implementation and validation, and inquire with clinical trial sponsors and manufacturers about their intentions for adopting it.