Far-Flung FACTs: Interviews with FACT-NetCord Accredited Cord Blood Banks Around the World

Posted in :: 2017 Volume 2 :: Thursday, October 26th, 2017

FACT interviewed personnel at cord blood banks that are FACT-NetCord accredited in geographically unique locations and published corresponding articles in the Telegraft, the bi-monthly online newsletter of the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT). The articles describe the unique challenges the banks face in their geographic regions, and the benefits they receive from FACT-NetCord accreditation. Interviews with three cord blood banks have been published:

Juliette Liatsou, MSc, Quality Manager of CYCORD Cord Blood Bank, in Nicosia, Cyprus

Meral Beksac, MD, PhD, Director of Ankara University Cord Blood Bank, in Turkey

Dunia Jawdat, PhD, Director of King Abdullah International Research Center Cord Blood Bank, in Saudi Arabia

The Telegraft provides those in or interested in the cell therapy community with current information on new developments, items of interest, regulatory updates, summaries of work being done in both academic and industry labs around the world, and much more. Special issues are also published as required to cover developments of particular importance or interest to the ISCT membership.