FACT Today

The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy is now an established nonprofit organization with a central office and staff in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. The core of FACT is its active Board of Directors, comprised of an equal number of representatives from ISCT and ASBMT, the Presidents-elect of these two parent organizations, the FACT Medical Director, and the Chairperson of the Standards Committee, who represents ASBMT, ISCT, or both. Standing committees of the Board oversee the activities of the Foundation.

The FACT Board of Directors sets the agenda for the Foundation and approves all publications. The infrastructure of the organization includes a Chief Operating Officer in charge of the international office; managers of Information Technology, Quality Assurance, and Standards Development and Training; and an Accreditation Division, led by the Manager of Accreditation Services and comprised of experienced accreditation coordinators who are technologists and scientists expert in standards interpretation and in assisting applicant facilities and cord blood banks in preparation for accreditation and the on-site inspection. 
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As a Matter of FACT

FACT was formally known as “FAHCT” (The Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy) until it expanded operations into other cellular therapies beyond hematopoietic cells.

Accreditation Success Story

Hoxworth Blood Center Apheresis Collection Facility and its Cellular Therapies Division have been accredited by FACT since 2003. The program values their FACT accreditation and the impact it has had on their program’s continuous quality improvement objectives. Read more