Accreditation Statistics

As of May 2, 2024

Cellular Therapy Entities

  • Accredited: 262
  • Applicants: 30

Cord Blood Banks

  • Accredited: 48
  • Applicants: 10


Initial Accreditations

  • Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Cellular Therapy Product Processing with Minimal Manipulation
  • CHN - Complexo Hospitalar de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Adult and Pediatric Allogeneic and Autologous Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation, Marrow and  Peripheral Blood Cellular Therapy Product Collection, and Cellular Therapy Product Processing with Minimal Manipulation


A complete list of accredited organizations can be found at

Cellular Therapy Product Storage at Collection Facilities

Posted in :: 2018 Volume 2 :: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

By Sarah Litel-Smith, FACT Accreditation Coordinator

We have noticed an uptick in the number of questions regarding storage in the collection facility. There appears to be a misconception that collection facilities do not store products if the processing facility or a courier picks up the product. However, a product is considered to be in storage when it is not under the immediate control of qualified personnel. For example, a product placed in a transport container waiting to be picked up, even for a short time, is considered to be in storage.

All apheresis collection facilities must have policies or procedures that, regardless of the amount of time the product is stored, address cellular therapy product storage and define every step of the product from the time of collection to the time of release to the courier or processing personnel.

Policies and procedures must address the following in relation to storage:

  • Defined storage areas and container,
  • How the integrity and potency of the cellular therapy products are maintained,
  • The security of the facility,
  • Facility control of temperature and humidity for storage overnight or longer,
  • Storage duration, and actions to take if conditions are not met,
  • Product expiration date and time,
  • Mechanisms to prevent product release until release criteria are met, and
  • Transport or shipping temperature range and duration.