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The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) is a non-profit organisation based in Maastricht, The Netherlands, that was established in 1974 in order to allow scientists and physicians involved in clinical bone marrow transplantation to share their experience and develop co-operative studies. The EBMT aims to promote all aspects associated with the transplantation of haematopoietic stem cells from all donor sources and donor types including basic and clinical research, education, standardisation, quality control, and accreditation for transplant procedures.

The International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) is the professional organization for those working or interested in cell-based research, processing, manipulation, and clinical translation. Established in 1992, the Society provides a global forum for: Communication, education and training; Performance of collaborative scientific studies; Development and validation of standardised technology; Representation of the membership to other professional organizations and regulatory and governmental bodies.

Membership is composed of basic and clinical researchers, technical specialists, physicians and others with experience in the area.
ISCT communicates with its membership via it's official journal, the Telegraft, and the organisation web site.
ISCT, formerly ISHAGE, was incorporated as a non-profit scientific society in 1992 to serve as a voice for investigators, clinicians and technical personnel working in hematopoietics and cell therapies.

The ISCT mandate includes work in the following areas:

    Cord blood
    Ex-vivo Expansion
    Gene Therapy
    Graft Evaluation
    Immunotherapy and Dendritic Cells
    Nonhematopoietic Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    Tumor Evaluation
    Legal and Regulatory Affairs
    ISCT is over 1100 members strong and growing internationally with membership in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Africa.

Founded in 1996, FACT establishes standards for high quality medical and laboratory practice.  FACT is a non-profit organization developed by the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) for the purposes of voluntary inspection and accreditation in the field of hematopoietic cell therapy.  The major objective of FACT is to promote high quality patient care and quality laboratory performance in the belief that a valid accreditation must assess both clinical and laboratory aspects.

The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) was formed in 1993 as a professional organization representing physicians and investigators involved in the clinical conduct of hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation. The society has more than 1000 members predominantly in the United States and Canada. ASBMT developed the first draft of the Clinical Standards for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.