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5th Edition

The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and the International NetCord Foundation (NetCord) have published the draft 5th Edition of the NetCord-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Banking, and Release for Administration and its accompanying Accreditation Manual for inspection and public comment for a 90-day period. Comments will be accepted from September 7, 2012 through December 6, 2012.

Please review the Request for Public Review and Comment for a description of the documents available for review and a discussion of changes made to the Standards. To submit comments:
  1. Download the comment form.
  2. Type in your contact information and comments on the form. Be sure to fill in all fields so that the Standards Committee fully understands your position.
  3. Save the comment form to your computer.
  4. Email the comment form to (Attention: Kara Wacker)

The final Standards will be published on July 1, 2013 and will become effective on September 29, 2013.