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Jean Sanders, MD

Dr. Sanders has been active in clinical hematopoietic cell transplantation since 1975. Although retired from clinical service in 2012, Jean remains active with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Institutional Review Board, with FACT, and as editor of the ASBMT eNews. As a FACT inspector, Jean has performed 42 FACT inspections, 36 in cellular therapy and 6 cord blood banks. Thus, she is very versed in FACT Standards including quality management, development of SOPs, consent documents and clinical research. As the developer of and director of Pediatric Transplantation until 2011, Dr. Sanders is sensitive to the special needs and requirements for pediatric patients and donors. Jean is expertly qualified to assist a program with meeting FACT Standards for clinical (adult and pediatric) and marrow harvest as well as cord blood banks.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric and Adult Clinical Cellular Therapy
Pediatric and Adult Bone Marrow Harvest
Cord Blood Banking

Scope of Experience

37 years in Clinical Hematopoietic Transplantation including clinical research
15 years as FACT Clinical Cellular Therapy Inspector
15 years as FACT Bone Marrow Collection Inspector
6 years as FACT Cord Blood Bank Inspector

Market Sector Focus

Developed pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research and was a member of Dr. E. Donnell Thomas’ transplant team. Dr. Sanders was involved with training more than 90 pediatricians from all over the world who came to the Fred Hutchinson Marrow Transplant Program. Dr. Sanders authored more than 300 peer reviewed publications and more than 40 book chapters all on the subject of marrow transplantation. Dr. Sanders was involved with transplanting more than 2,000 children and developed a pediatric long-term follow-up program.

Relevant Assignments


  • Performed 42 FACT Inspections including 36 clinical cellular therapy/bone marrow harvest and 6 cord blood bank inspections.
  • Served as presenter for multiple FACT educational training activities.
  • Member of FACT Board of Directors 2006-2014
  • Member of FACT Accreditation Committee since 2004
  • Chair of FACT Program Relations Committee 2008-2011
  • Member of FACT Education Committee 2014-present
  • Member of FACT Clinical Outcomes Task Force 2014

Qualifications & Registrations

  • Member Emeritus Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Professor Emeritus Department Pediatrics, University of Washington
  • Distinguished Emeritus Member American Society of Hematology
  • Editor ASBMT eNews
  • Member Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Institutional Review Boards
  • AlJohani Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium


As a Matter of FACT

The FACT accreditation program is a peer-review process.

Accreditation Success Story

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (HIAE) in Brazil is the first Bone Marrow Transplantation Center in Latin America to receive FACT accreditation. HIAE is accredited for autologous and allogenic transplantation. Read more

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