Policy Statements

Policy Statements

When is stem cell transplantation indicated? ASTCT's executive committee approves sponsors evidence-based reviews of scientific and medical literature to answer that question and improve patient care. These reviews are guided by a panel of transplant specialists, disease-specific experts, third-party payers and patient advocates, and serve to:

  • Help doctors and patients make treatment decisions
  • Provide support for broader and more consistent coverage from insurance companies
  • Identify areas where more research is needed

ASTCT's executive committee-approved statements also provide expert guidance on topics such as medical tourism and the collection and preservation of cord blood for personal use.

Cellular Therapy

Clinical Practice



See also: 

ASTCT Urges Senate to Revise ACHA - Ensure Access to Care - May 2017 

ASTCT Statements on American Health Care Act and Proposed NIH Budget Cuts  - released March 2017

ASTCT Official Statement Opposing Executive Order on Immigration - released Jan. 30, 2017