Licensing and Accreditation
Americord's laboratory, a subsidiary of the Cook Group Incorporated, is AABB Accredited. Since 1957, AABB has developed voluntary standards for blood bank blood component collection, processing and transfusion and assessed compliance with these standards — as well as with the Code of Federal Regulations and federal guidance documents — through its accreditation program. By assessing the quality and operational systems in place within a facility, the program strives to improve the safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and blood products.
FDA has in place a risk based approach for the regulation of human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products (referred to as HCT/Ps for short). HCT/Ps include cord blood, and are subject to FDA requirements regarding manufacturing steps, including the recovery, processing, storage, labeling, packaging or distribution of the products, as well as the screening and testing of the donor (also known as donor eligibility). Umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue registration.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Division of Public Health and Environmental Laboratories Blood Bank License.
State of New York Department of Health, Umbilical Cord Blood Banks Licensed to Collect in New York.
State of California, Department of Public Health, License for the Production of Biologics.