Draft Seventh Edition NetCord-FACT International Cord Blood Standards Available for Public Comment

The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) published the draft Seventh Edition of the NetCord-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Banking, and Release for Administration and accompanying Accreditation Manual for inspection and public comment for a 90-day period. Comments will be accepted from November 30, 2018 through March 1, 2019.

The Standards apply to all phases of cord blood collection, banking, and release for administration, including donor management, collection, processing, testing, cryopreservation, storage, listing, search, selection, reservation, release, and distribution to clinical programs.

Description and Instructions for Review and Comment
Draft NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards
Draft NetCord-FACT Accreditation Manual

Comments regarding the draft Seventh Edition NetCord-FACT Cord Blood Standards can be submitted by accessing the Comment Form. Comments will be accepted through March 1, 2019.

Ongoing Feedback on Current Standards

Comments from the public regarding the current Standards and/or Accreditation Manuals may be submitted at any time. Intermittently, it is necessary update the Standards or Accreditation Manuals based on changes to applicable laws and regulations, field experience, or other reasons. FACT has a process to accommodate needed changes between editions which can be found in the Establishing and Reviewing Standards policy.

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The Héma-Québec Public Cord Blood Bank (CBB) was created in 2004 to meet the needs of Quebecers and to contribute to the international effort towards a high-quality global inventory of cord blood units. Read more