Accreditation Statistics

As of January 2, 2024

Cellular Therapy Entities

  • Accredited: 260
  • Applicants: 26

Cord Blood Banks

  • Accredited: 49
  • Applicants: 10

Congratulations to the following organizations for achieving initial FACT accreditation:

  • Houston Methodist Ann Kimball & John W. Johnson Center for Cellular Therapeutics
  • Blood Assurance
  • American National Red Cross, Salt Lake City, Utah HCT/P Program

A complete list of accredited organizations can be found at www.factglobal.org.

With Gratitude, We Welcome New FACT Inspectors! 

Posted in :: 2023 Volume 7 :: Monday, December 11th, 2023

We are so pleased to announce several additions to the FACT inspectorate in 2023. Our inspectors are not only the eyes and ears of FACT but are integral to providing quality cellular therapy amidst the growth in number of healthcare institutions and the wave in therapeutic advancements. The peer-based FACT inspection and accreditation processes evaluates organizations through the perspective of experts with relevant education and experience, and protects patient access, sound research, and workforce availability.  

There are many benefits to volunteering as a FACT inspector, including:  

  • Opportunity to observe other programs 
  • Networking with peers and experts 
  • Contribute to Standards Development 
  • Access to complimentary educational resources 
  • High quality professional development 
  • Opportunity to serve on FACT Committees 
  • Giving back to the field of cellular therapy and regenerative medicine 

The following individuals performed their first active inspection in either cellular therapy or cord blood in 2023. Thank you for advancing the FACT mission for quality cellular therapy for the benefit of patients! 

Apply to be a FACT Inspector 

Julie Annis, MLS(ASCP)
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC 

Cara Benjamin, PhD
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC 

Ed Brindle, MSc, MLT
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC 

Kathryn Bushnell, MSHS, MLS(ASCP), CABP(AABB)
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC 

Hannah Choe, MD
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy 

Brianna Cunigan, MSN, RN
Apheresis Collection 

Alexandra De Los Rios, DVM
Cord Blood Collection 

Patrick DeMartino, MD, MPH
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy 

Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, MBBS
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy 

Laura Finn, MD
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy 

Amy Hawkins, BSN, RN
Apheresis Collection 

Yen-Michael Hsu, MD, PhD
Cord Blood Processing 

Themis Karaoli, BS
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC 

Indreshpal Kaur, PhD, MS
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC, More-than-Minimal Manipulation of Any Type of Cell 

Gesine Kögler, PhD
Cord Blood Banking, Collection, and Processing 

Christopher Leonforte, MSc
Cord Blood Processing 

Juan Merayo-Rodriguez, MD
Cord Blood Banking, Collection, and Processing 

Carolyn Mulroney, MD
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy 

Yuk Kuen (Jess) Oh, MT(ASCP), MLS(ASCP)CM
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC 

Nicole Prokopishyn, PhD
Cord Blood Processing 

Muthalagu Ramanathan, MD
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy 

Albert Ribickas, MT(ASCP)
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC, More-than-Minimal Manipulation of Any Type of Cell 

Margo Rollins, MD
Apheresis Collection 

Baheyeldin Salem, MD
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy 

Alejandro Sica, MD
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy, Clinical Immune Effector Cellular Therapy 

Olive Sturtevant, MHP, MT(ASCP), SBB/SLS
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC, More-than-Minimal Manipulation of Any Type of Cell 

Sarina Torres, MSN, RN, BMTCN, QIA(ASCP)
Apheresis Collection 

Korrynn Vincent, BS
Cord Blood Processing 

Joan Woeltz, MS, MLS(ASCP)
Cellular Therapy Processing – Minimal Manipulation of HPC, More-than-Minimal Manipulation of Any Type of Cell 

Zheng Zhou, MD
Clinical Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy