Cord Blood Bank Accreditation Committee

Purpose:
Review Cord Blood Bank on-site inspection reports in a timely, fair, and consistent manner and make recommendations to the FACT Board of Directors and WMDA-NetCord Boards regarding applicant bank accreditation status.

Current members of Cord Blood Bank Accreditation Committee:

Position

Name

Organization

City

Country

Chair

Phyllis I. Warkentin MD

Biologics Production Facility, Nebraska Medicine, The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

United States

Co-Chair

Joseph Schwartz MD, MPH

Mount Sinai Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program

New York

United States

Member

Catherine Bollard MBChB, MD, FRACP, FRCPA

Children's National Health System Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Washington

United States

Member

Paul Woodrow Eldridge PhD

Levine Cancer Institute Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

Charlotte

United States

Member

Ngaire Elwood PhD

BMDI Cord Blood Bank

Parkville

Australia

Member

Diane Fournier PhD

Héma-Québec

Saint-Laurent

Canada

Member

Thibaut Gervais MSc

Banque de Sang de Cordon Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc

Brussels

Belgium

Member

Cheryl Hutchins PhD

The Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital Cellular Therapy Program

Herston

Australia

Member

Phillip Johnson MMedSc(Path)

Queensland Cord Blood Bank at the Mater

Brisbane

Australia

Member

Elias Kalouche MBA, B.Sc., MLT (CSMLS)

Progenics Cord Blood Cryobank

Toronto

Canada

Member

Gesine Koegler PhD

José Carreras Cord Blood Bank Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf

Germany

Member

Andrea Tiemi Kondo MD

Cord Blood Bank Hospital Albert Einstein - accredited for storage and distribution

Sao Paulo

Brazil

Member

Joanne Kurtzberg MD

Duke University Medical Center Adult and Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Durham

United States

Member

Dr. Nadim Mahmud MBBS, PhD

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

Chicago

United States

Member

Dr Linda Peltier PhD, RN

McGill University Health Centre Stem Cell Transplant Program

Montreal

Canada

Member

Krystle Pool BS

M. D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank

Houston

United States

Staff Liaison

Sarah Litel-Smith BSMT(ASCP)

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

Omaha

United States


Ask FACT

FAQ

As a Matter of FACT

FACT inspectors have free access to all FACT training and educational opportunities.
Ask FACT

FAQ

As a Matter of FACT

FACT inspectors have free access to all FACT training and educational opportunities.