FACT invites you to take a step forward and serve as a volunteer FACT inspector. As a nonprofit organization that aims to provide accreditation services for the highest possible value, we rely on volunteer inspectors and the leadership of their accredited organizations to be supportive of their time and dedication to FACT activities.
Possibly the greatest benefit inspectors experience is the opportunity to give back to the field of cellular therapy and cord blood banking. There are also many other benefits enjoyed by inspectors, and their organizations, including:
- Learning new practices and techniques from other organizations;
- Networking with peers for ideas, questions, and collaboration;
- Sharing knowledge and expertise with others;
- Discovering a variety of ways to meet FACT Standards;
- Reflecting on their own organizations’ practices;
- Developing professional skills and accomplishments;
- Accessing FACT educational sessions free of charge; and
- Taking advantage of opportunities to serve on FACT committees.
Organizations with inspectors experience increased exposure to the cellular therapy and cord blood community and have more opportunities to provide feedback on the development of standards and accreditation requirements. There is also evidence that organizations without inspectors have more difficulty complying with current standards. While inspections do require some time away from work, this time is an investment in an organization’s knowledge of FACT requirements and various methods of compliance.