StemCyte has one of the most accredited and licensed cord blood banks in the world
Accreditation Agencies and Registries have recognized StemCyte for its dedication to higher standards and patient care. In addition, we are proud to have a premier HLA typing laboratory onsite to help provide rapid tissue typing response and urgent transplant hospital requests.
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
StemCyte met the criteria for cord blood collection, processing, testing, banking, selection and release of units and is one of only 6 cord blood banks in the world to be accredited by FACT for autologous donations. FACT believes that a valid accreditation must encompass both clinical and laboratory aspects. They have established standards for high quality medical and laboratory practices. StemCyte was honored in April 2006 with their prestigious FACT accreditation in our US laboratory, becoming the first cord blood bank in the world to receive accreditation in all 3 activities- unrelated, related allogeneic and autologous cord blood.
AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks)
StemCyte received its initial accreditation under the AABB 1st edition of the Cord Blood Standards on July 2, 2002. It is currently accredited under the 4th edition of the Standards for Cellular Therapy Services. The AABB is known throughout the world for its comprehensive standards for blood banks, transfusion services, and now for cellular therapy laboratories, including cord blood banks.
California Biologics License
A valid California Biologics License is a pre-requisite for cord blood bank operation in the state of California. This requires a rigorous application and thorough inspection prior to approval. StemCyte has received this license for the state of California
Clinical Laboratory Licenses
StemCyte is currently licensed in the state of California but also in:
- New York
- New Jersey
- Authorized to Operate in all 50 States