Committee Mission

The mission of the Accreditation Committee is to recommend to the Executive Committee policies, programs, and actions pertaining to regulatory matters, practices, and codes with both national and international implications. This involves procedures related to all activities of the other Standing Committees. In its vigilance to avoid duplication of efforts, WBMT members agreed in 2009 that AHCTA would fulfil the role of the WBMT Accreditation Committee.

Meetings & Teleconfereces

The Accreditation Committee meets by videoconference at least quarterly and in person once or twice per year, as international conference attendance permits.

Completed Projects

Crosswalk – comparison of cellular therapy standards

Quality terminology


  • Training practices of cell processing laboratory staff

Joint publication with participation from AABB, EBMT, ASFA, ISBT, JACIE and WMDA

  • Harmonisation of terminology and processes related to adverse events related to cell therapy administration.
  • WBMT Special Article on Key Elements in Quality and Accreditation in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.

Webinar: “FACT-JACIE & WBMT: Quality and Accreditation for Cellular Therapy: A Global Perspective

  • Find here more information.

Ongoing Projects

The Accreditation Committee continues to work on the following projects:

  • Education effort regarding different cell therapy accreditation pathways existing world wide – to include WMDA, FACT, JACIE, AABB, Cord Blood Banks;
  • Education effort in areas which seem to be an obstacle to achieve accreditation e.g. quality programs and different quality programs in different areas of the world; to organise a webinar in conjunction with the Education and Dissemination Committee is in planning stages.

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Yoshiko Atsuta

Member Society, APBMT

Amal Alseraihy

Member Society, EMBMT