Navigation Links
CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank Receives Prestigious Accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
Date:1/22/2009

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank is honored to announce that it has been accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy ("FACT"). CORD:USE is a leading public cord blood bank that specializes in the collection, processing, storage and distribution of donated cord blood. Cord blood has already been used for transplantation in more than 14,000 patients with over 70 life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, thalassemia, and sickle cell anemia.

"The Accreditation by FACT is an important milestone for CORD:USE," says Dr. Edward Guindi, President and CEO of CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank. "Obtaining FACT Accreditation for cord blood collection, processing, testing, banking, selection and release of unrelated allogeneic cord blood units validates the high quality procedures which CORD:USE and our world-class team utilize. This accreditation gives additional assurance to transplant physicians when choosing our units for their patients."

FACT is considered by many transplanters to be the premier accreditation organization in the cord blood banking industry. FACT is a non-profit, voluntary organization that develops, maintains and updates comprehensive standards for all aspects of cord blood collection, processing and transplantation. The process includes an examination and inspection from international panels of cord blood experts and at least one transplant physician. The examination team reviews all aspects of the cord blood banking process. Only those companies with consistent, well-documented processes that meet the standards developed by FACT in all areas are eligible for accreditation.

"We are extremely proud to be one of the elite cord blood banks worldwide who has met the stringent processes standards required for FACT accreditation and that provides the highest quality cord blood units for patients in need of potentially life-saving transplants," says Dr. Guindi.

About CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank

CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is creating a large, ethnically diverse, high quality inventory of available cord blood stem cell units for the many patients in need of a potentially life-saving transplant. CORD:USE has entered into agreements with hospitals across the country to provide mothers the option to donate their babies' cord blood. CORD:USE makes these cord blood units available to transplanters throughout the country and around the world, as a critical component in their patients' treatment. CORD:USE lists all of its units on the National Marrow Donor Program's Registry. For more information, please visit www.corduse.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Specific antagonism lowers blood pressure
2. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
3. FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner
4. Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
5. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
6. Blood-flow detector software show promise in preventing brain damage
7. FDA Approves New Roche West Nile Virus Blood Screening Test
8. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
9. Laser blasts viruses in blood
10. Study Demonstrates Marteks Algal DHA Oil Improves Blood Triglyceride Lipid Levels
11. LifeMasters Provides Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Cholesterol Level
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship ... of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On ... as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle ... honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, ... work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex ... as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and ... a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  MedSource announced today that it ... software solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates ... to their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic ... establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice ... clients.  "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, National ... by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded ... – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Pharma News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... in influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune ... growing patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth ... vaccine would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: