7th edition FACT-JACIE Standards

Key dates in 2018

The introduction of the new edition of the Standards will imply a series of deadlines for applications for accreditation or reaccreditation in late 2017 and early 2018.

See here for details or the EBMT Newsletter, November 2017.

Public consultation

On 1 May 2017, FACT and JACIE published the draft seventh edition of the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing, and Administration for Hematopoietic Cellular Therapies for public consultation and comment for a 90-day period. Comments will be accepted from May 1, 2017 through July 30, 20147

Why is this consultation of interest to me?
The public consultation is a critical phase of the development of the Standards. The draft text is the result of significant work and effort by an international group of experts who have reached a consensus. However, the Standards are not designed to be the preserve of a particular group but should be relevant to the wider global transplant community. For this reason, you are strongly encouraged to participate, not least of all because ultimately those affected by the new requirements are the professionals in their day-to-day work.

Who can participate?
Anyone working in the transplant or cellular therapy sector can participate including physicians, data managers, nurses, quality managers, laboratory directors, technicians and operators and regulators. Submission can be made as individuals or groups.
You are also encouraged to distribute this notification among your colleagues for their information. Professional societies, associations or groups are also kindly requested to alert their members to this consultation.

How will I identify changes to the Standards?
The Standards document is a so-called "red line" text where changes are highlighted using the MS Word track changes facility.

So what do I have to do to participate?
To submit comments for the draft FACT-JACIE Standards, follow the steps below. Comments will be accepted until July 30, 2017.
  1. Access the Comment Form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/FACT-JACIE
  2. Type in your contact information and comments on the form. Fill in all fields so that the Standards Committee fully understands your position.
  3. Submit the form when finished. Once the form is submitted, it cannot be changed. However, additional comments may be submitted by completing the form again. There is no limit to the number of forms that can be submitted
Key documents
What do the Standards cover?
These Standards apply to all phases of collection, processing, storage, and administration of hematopoietic cellular therapy products. This includes hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs), mononuclear cells (MNCs), and immune effector cells (IECs) derived from marrow, apheresis, or cord blood, and administered by an -accredited blood and marrow transplant team.

Any questions?
Contact Mr. Eoin McGrath,
Operations Manager
JACIE Accreditation Office
Tel: +34 93 453 8570

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Documents and resources
Eoin McGrath,
2 May 2017, 02:56
Eoin McGrath,
2 May 2017, 02:56