-The fifth edition of the NetCord-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Banking, and Release for Administration and its accompanying Accreditation Manual are published and available on the FACT website. These documents can be downloaded for free or purchased in printed form via the FACT store. In addition to the Standards and Accreditation Manual, the Summary of Changes, a fourth to fifth edition crosswalk, and a printable Compliance Application (for example only) are available online.
The fifth edition became effective on September 29, 2013. All accredited cord blood banks must be in compliance with the Standards by that date. The Summary of Changes is intended to assist with the transition. While this outline does not address every change, it does highlight the major revisions to the Standards and provides explanations.
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Upcoming NetCord and FACT Educational Events
NetCord and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) collaborate to publish international standards and educational activities for cord blood banking. The NetCord webinars are offered as a benefit to its member banks. Registration for the sessions is powered by FACTWeb, an online system that requires users to log in. Instructions are provided at the time of registration.
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