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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.

FACT Celebrates World Cord Blood Day with a Weekly Series: Choosing a FACT-Accredited Cord Blood Bank Matters

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

By Mikaela A. VanMoorleghem, MPA, FACT Education and Training Coordinator

World Cord Blood Day, organized by Save the Cord Foundation, raises awareness of current and future uses of cord blood stem cells. To mark the occasion, The Save the Cord Foundation will host a free online conference on November 15th, welcoming parents, doctors, nurses and midwives.

World Cord Blood Day started from a need to expand cord blood education globally. To date there have been over 40,000 cord blood transplants worldwide.  Cord blood stem cells are currently used to treat over 80 different life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia.  Cord blood stem cells are also proving critical to new areas of regenerative medicine to potentially treat spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, autism, type 1 diabetes and much more (Save the Cord Foundation website).

As an inspiring partner, and in anticipation of World Cord Blood Day on November 15th, the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), invites you to view a four-episode, weekly series on why choosing a FACT-accredited family or public cord blood bank is important when considering donating or storing your child’s cord blood stem cells.

Each episode is presented by a Cord Blood Banking expert from a FACT-accredited program.  Episode topics include:

  1. Episode One, October 18th: Linda Peltier, Laboratory Manager at the McGill University Health Centre Stem Cell Transplant Program, outlines the benefits of choosing a FACT-accredited family or public cord blood bank.
  2. Episode Two, October 25th: Phillip Johnson, Scientific Director of the Queensland Cord Blood Bank at the Mater, discusses how FACT accreditation promotes safety and quality of cord blood units.
  3. Episode Three, November 1st: Dr. Guy Klamer, from the Sydney Cord Blood Bank, presents on how FACT-accredited banks were prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Episode Four, November 8th: Thibaut Gervais, from Saint-Luc University in Brussels, Belgium, educates donors on the uses of cord blood.

To view each weekly episode, please visit the FACT YouTube channel! If you have questions about FACT cord blood bank accreditation, please contact Nancy Schulte.

Reference:

Why do we need World Cord Blood Day?, Save the Cord Foundation. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from
https://www.worldcordbloodday.org/learn-about-world-cord-blood-day.html

 


FACT Invites You to Join Us for a Webinar in Support of World Cord Blood Day

Posted in :: 2019 Volume 9 :: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

In anticipation of World Cord Blood Day, FACT invites you to attend a special Cord Blood webinar on Wednesday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 am ET, 15:00 GMT, and 16:00 CET. The purpose of this webinar is to better understand immunogenetic diversity in registries and cord blood banks, as well as cord blood transplantation and emerging pathogens. This webinar is free of charge and will be presented in French. Slides will be available in both English and French. Topics include:

• Immunogenetic Diversity in Registries and Cord Blood Banks: Dr. Eliane Gluckman
• Cord Blood Transplantation and Emerging Pathogens: Is there reason for concern? Dr. Gilles Delage
• Personal experience from a cord blood recipient

FACT also encourages you to join the Save the Cord Foundation on November 15 for a free live virtual conference. The program will include introductory presentations for the public and academic lectures led by renowned researchers and transplant physicians on the latest advances and treatments using cord blood.

View meeting details and register
Register for Save the Cord’s live virtual conference

Instructions for joining the FACT Webinar on November 14:

  • Log into Webinar  
  • Enter your name and email. Click “Join Now.”
  • If requested, enter the event number: 666 195 982
  • Adjust computer audio to desired volume.

French Translation

En partenariat avec les banques de sang de cordon de Liège et d’Héma-Québec, FACT vous convie à un séminaire en ligne à l’occasion de la Journée Mondiale  du Sang de Cordon Ombilical.

En préparation de la Journée Mondiale  du Sang de Cordon Ombilical, nous vous invitons à participer à un séminaire en ligne spécial qui aura lieu mercredi le 14 Novembre 2019 à 10:00 HNE, 15:00 GMT, and 16:00 CET. L’objectif de ce séminaire est de mieux comprendre la diversité immunogénétique dans les registres et les banques de sang de cordon, ainsi que les agents pathogènes émergents dans le cadre de transplantation. Ce séminaire est gratuit et sera présenté en Français. Les diapositives seront disponibles en français et en anglais.

Liste des sujets:

• Diversité immunogénétique dans les registres et banques de sang de cordon: Dr. Eliane Gluckman
• Transplantation de sang de cordon et pathogènes émergents: est-ce un sujet d’inquiétude? Dr. Gilles Delage
• Expérience personnelle  du receveur d’une greffe de sang de cordon.

FACT vous encourage également à vous joindre à la Fondation Save the Cord le 15 Novembre pour une conférence virtuelle gratuite. Le programme comprendra des présentations pour le grand public ainsi que des présentations académiques par des chercheurs et des médecins transplanteurs réputés sur les récentes avancées et thérapies utilisant le sang de cordon ombilical.

Voir les détails et s’inscrire
S’inscrire à la conférence virtuelle Save the Cord

Instructions pour joindre le séminaire en ligne FACT du 14 novembre:

  • Se connecter au séminaire
  • Saisir votre nom et adresse email. Cliquer “Join Now.”
  • si demandé, entrer le numéro de l’événement: 666 195 982
  • Ajuster le volume  de votre ordinateur au niveau désiré.