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

FACT Service Awards Presented to Ngaire Elwood, PhD and Kim Kasow, DO

Posted in :: 2023 Volume 1 :: Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

With heartfelt gratitude and admiration, FACT presented Service Awards to two outgoing Board members: Drs. Ngaire Elwood and Kim Kasow. These long-term and esteemed leaders of FACT lent a tremendous amount of energy and guidance to FACT during a time of significant organizational growth and global challenges during their tenures on the Board of Directors, and we look forward to continuing our friendship and working relationship with them into the future. Thank you, Ngaire and Kim, for all that you do for FACT and your colleagues!

Ngaire Elwood, PhD
(9 years in Leadership, 14 years as Inspector) 

Board Member:  2014-2022
Vice President: 2017-2022
Member, Education Committee: 2011-Present
Member, Cord Blood Accreditation Committee 2010 – Present
Member, Cord Blood Bank Standards Steering Committee 2009-Present
Regenerative Medicine Task Force: 2020-Present
Member, Grievance Committee: 2017-2022
Member, New Business Development Committee: 2023-Present
FACT Inspector since 2008 and performed 14 cord blood inspections

Kim Kasow, DO
(9 years in Leadership, 16 years as Inspector)

 Board Member:  2014-2022
Treasurer: 2018-2022
Chair: Finance Committee: 2018-2022
Chair: Quality Committee: 2015-Present
Member, Technology Committee: 2020 – Present
Member, Cell Therapy Standards Committee: 2019 – Present
Member, Cell Therapy Accreditation Committee 2015 – Present
Member, Grievance Committee: 2015-2022
Member, Public Relations & Marketing: 2013-2015
Member, New Business Development Task Force: 2023-Present
FACT Inspector since 2006 and performed 21 clinical inspections