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JACIE accreditation granted for stem cell transplantation

The stem cell transplantation center of the Princess Máxima Center and the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (WKZ) was granted permission from the Ministry to transplant allogeneic (donor cells) and autologous (own cells) stem cells in children, with effect from May 18. Accreditation according to JACIE is needed for this permit.

JACIE is the European testing institute for stem cell transplantation. The JACIE accreditation has recently been granted. The stem cell transplantation center therefore complies with all the laws and regulations needed to carry out stem cell transplantation in children.

The stem cell transplant department is a collaboration between the Princess Máxima Center and the WKZ/UMC Utrecht. Both children with cancer and children from the WKZ with, for example, a metabolic disorder are treated at the transplant center.


The Joint Accreditation Committee-ISCT & EBMT (JACIE) is a non-profit organization with the objective to assess and accredit the process of stem cell transplantation.

JACIE's primary goal is to stimulate high-quality patient care and laboratory processes in the field of harvesting, processing and transplanting stem cells. This is based on an internationally recognized accreditation system.

To be allowed to offer stem cell transplantation as a treatment, a hospital needs a special permit. JACIE accreditation is needed for this. This JACIE accreditation must be granted again every four years. A hospital is then assessed to see whether it still meets the strict quality requirements.