Accreditation Process

Accreditation Process

Why Should You Become a FACT Accredited Organization?

FACT accreditation elevates your position as a quality organization, and informs patients, health insurance companies and governments that your organization is dedicated to excellence in patient care and laboratory practices.

U.S. News & world report utilizes FACT accreditation in its ranking of “America’s Best Hospitals”.

Benefits of Being FACT Accredited

There are a number of reasons why you should consider being a FACT accredited cellular therapy program, apheresis facility, processing laboratory, or cord blood bank. Here are just a few:

  • FACT is the only accrediting agency that addresses all quality aspects of cellular therapy and cord blood banking including collection, processing, and administration.
  • Transplant physicians and patients are more confident when products come from a FACT accredited transplant center or cord blood bank.
  • International clients seeking quality cellular products rely on adherence to known standards and accreditation, as found in FACT accredited programs.
  • Clients looking for cellular therapy products are requiring that minimum standards be met for the exchange or use of cellular products, and FACT-accredited programs meet or exceed all of these standards.
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Accreditation Process

The accreditation process is designed to be supportive, consistent, and objective. Each applicant is assigned an Accreditation Coordinator in the FACT office who is dedicated to helping the applicant throughout the process. Accreditation is awarded after successful documentation of compliance with the current Standards. Compliance is determined by evaluation of written documents provided by the organization and by on-site inspection. On-site inspections are carried out by a team of inspectors who are qualified by training and experience.

For detailed information about the accreditation process including preparation, application, and on-site inspection, refer to the Accreditation Process Requirements.