Why is accreditation important to you?
Accreditation ensures your sample is being properly processed and stored. FACT and AABB accreditation assures doctors that the cord blood sample has met the highest quality standards.
Accreditations are voluntary and not mandatory, but Cells for Life has obtained them to demonstrate our commitment to quality.
Cells for Life is accredited by:
The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
FACT is the worldwide Gold Standard for cord blood banks and is the threshold for excellence in cellular therapy including bone marrow or cord blood transplant. FACT-accredited organizations voluntarily seek and maintain FACT accreditation through a rigorous process, demonstrating their belief that patient needs are paramount.
FACT includes requirements for both clinical and laboratory. Receiving a cord blood unit from a cellular therapy organization within this prestigious community of FACT-accredited organizations will ensure clients that they are in good hands.
AABB (Advancing Cellular Therapy Worldwide, formerly The American Association of Blood Banks)
AABB develops Standards that promote patient safety and quality. The AABB Accreditation program is internationally recognized as a symbol of quality.
Facilities that have achieved AABB accreditation have demonstrated the highest level of quality and have systems in place to make continual improvements.
Health Canada Inspected and Compliant
All Canadian cord blood banks must comply with the Safety of Human Cells, Tissues and Organs for transplantation regulations and the Canadian Standard Association's standards for Cells, Tissues and Organs.
The Regulations and Standards address safety in the processing and handling of these products, resulting in improved protection of the health and safety of Canadian transplant recipients. The purpose of this regulatory initiative is to minimize the potential health risks to Canadian recipients of human cells, tissues and organs.
Establishments that perform any of the manufacturing steps for cord blood must register with FDA should the cord blood units ever be used in the USA. If any of our clients should decide to be treated in the US, Cells for Life has already taken the necessary steps.