The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has once again received internationally-recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. By demonstrating compliance with the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing and Administration, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has earned FACT Accreditation for pediatric allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation; bone marrow and peripheral blood cellular therapy product collection; and cellular therapy product processing with minimal manipulation.
“We are delighted that the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center and its Bone Marrow Transplant Program have, once again, received FACT accreditation. This recognition speaks to the dedication of the entire team and assures that patients and families receive the best care possible,” said Dr. Kamar Godder, Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program.
Established in 1991, the Nicklaus Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Center and Bone Marrow Transplant Program are both the largest providers of cancer and blood disorder services in the region. The center participates in research protocols, offering state-of-the-art care for children with for all forms of cancer and blood disorders.
The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT) is an internationally-recognized accrediting body for hospitals and medical institutions offering stem cell transplant, and indicates the accredited institution has met the most rigorous standards in every aspect of stem cell therapy. This covers the entire spectrum of stem cell therapy, from clinical care to donor management, cell collection, processing, storage, transportation, administration, and cell release. For more information visit www.factwebsite.org.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.