Singapore Cord Blood Bank

Membership / Accreditation

Membership

National Marrow Donor Programme


Adhering strictly to the standards imposed by the US National Marrow Donor Programme (NMDP), SCBB was recognised as a full NMDP member in April 2007.
  • This international recognition of SCBB’s commitment to stringent quality and safety standards has linked the local public cord blood bank to the network of established and creditable public cord blood banks worldwide, allowing patients from other countries to search our registry for a suitable match.


"…SCBB will give ethnic Asians in the West and other parts of the world hope. An ethnic match for cord blood will mean a higher chance of a cure."
Dr Jeff Chell, NMDP Chief Executive Officer
(The Straits Times, 25 September 2007, Home, H6)


World Marrow Donor Association

  • Membership since 2006.
  • Partnership with international stem cell donor registries and exchange of collective expertise with this international group.

Accreditation

American Association of Blood Banks

  • Membership obtained in December 2007. 
  • Full accreditation for public cord blood banks received on 1 April 2010. This accreditation recognises SCBB as an equivalent to a public cord blood bank in the United States with cord blood units from SCBB shipped to the US for allogeneic use without special handling or variance.
  • The only fully AABB accredited public cord blood bank in Singapore and South East Asia. A dedication and commitment to high safety and quality of cord blood units.




College of American Pathologists (CAP)

  • Achieved laboratory accreditation from College of American Pathologist (CAP).
  • CAP is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of Board-certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. 
  • The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective patient care.