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 Warkentin MD

Biologics Production Facility, Nebraska Medicine, The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha

United States

Co-Chair

Joseph Schwartz MD, MPH

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center - Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

New York

United States

Member

Paul Woodrow Eldridge Ph.D.

UNC Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

Chapel Hill

United States

Member

Dr 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

Royal Brisbane and Women's and Lady Cilento Children's Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Herston

Australia

Member

Gesine Koegler PhD

José Carreras Cord Blood Bank Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf

Germany

Member

Andrea Tiemi Kondo M.D

Cord Blood Bank Hospital Albert Einstein

Sao Paulo

Brazil

Member

Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg MD

Duke University Medical Center Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

Durham

United States

Member

Dr. Nadim Mahmud MD, PhD

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

Chicago

United States

Member

Dr., Andreas Papasavvas MSc, PhD

FACT Inspectorate

None

United States

Member

Ms Linda Peltier PhD, RN

McGill University Health Centre Stem Cell Transplant Program

Montreal

Canada

Member

Mr Sergio Luis Querol Giner MD, PhD

Programa Concordia Banc de Sang i Teixits

Barcelona

Spain

Staff Liaison
FACT

Cassandra Kennedy BS

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

Omaha

United States

Staff Liaison

Cathy Talmadge MS, MBA

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

Omaha

United States


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