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Updated 2013-2014 Comparison of Cellular Therapy Standards - crosswalk documents now posted on web site.

SURVEY November 2013
The Alliance for Harmonisation of Cellular Therapy Accreditation (AHCTA) requests processing facilities to complete a survey to assist with developing recommendations for cell processing laboratory staff qualifications, training and competency. Please limit your responses to just those staff responsible for the processing of minimally manipulated products like hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) for stem cell transplantation and therapeutic cells (TC)- T cells. Only a single response from each processing facility is required.

Go to the survey here.

Essential Elements - Cell & Tissue Administration - intended for use as a resource for new or developing programs.  see Documents

Resources page: compendium of sources of information for use by developing programs, transplant centers and cell processing laboratories

WMDA Import / Export survey - participate here.


AHCTA is a member of the The Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation  (WBMT) and forms the WBMT Committee of Accreditation.


The following organisations are members of AHCTA

American Association of Blood Banks AABB
Asia Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group APBMT
American Society for Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research  CIBMTR
Eastern Mediterranean Blood and Marrow Transplantation EMBMT
European Federation for Immunogenetics
European Group for Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
International NETCORD Foundation NETCORD
International Society of Blood Transfusion ISBT
International Society for Cellular Therapy (Europe)
Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT (Europe)-EBMT
National Marrow Donor Program NMDP
World Marrow Donor Association WMDA