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

Dedicated and Accomplished FACT Leaders Awarded Well Deserved Honors: Congratulations to Paul Eldridge, Ngaire Elwood, and Joseph Schwartz!

Posted in :: 2024 Volume 2 :: Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

The following individuals have been awarded tremendous honors from the field of cellular therapy. FACT is humbled that these individuals have shared their time and talents with our organization, and holds them in high esteem.

ISCT Technologist Career Achievement & Leadership Award:

Paul Eldridge, PhD

This award recognizes a remarkable Technologist who has made significant contributions to the field of cell and gene therapy, including to ISCT itself. Dr. Eldridge has also demonstrated exceptional leadership, influencing and inspiring his peers and colleagues.

Recognizing Dr. Eldridge’s long-term commitment to his leadership at FACT as a volunteer inspector, Board member, and Standards Committee Chair, among many other roles, we agree!



Member of the Order of Australia:

Ngaire Elwood, PhD

This award was bestowed upon Dr. Elwood for her service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group, specifically stem cell research and treatment.

Through her many roles at FACT, Dr. Elwood’s interest in quality therapeutic options for patients is evident and we are inspired by Dr. Elwood’s tenacity to turn her own experiences as a cancer patient into a career that has saved countless lives.

Read more about Dr. Elwood’s remarkable story.



ASFA Lecturer Award:

Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH

The Lecturer Award of the American Society for Apheresis is bestowed upon a member of the Society who has consistently contributed to the Society as a speaker, teacher, or mentor.

Dr. Schwartz has a gift of understanding multiple perspectives while spreading awareness of apheresis professionals’ and FACT’s important roles in the evolving field of blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy. He is a familiar and popular figure at FACT educational events!