Who We Are

The American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy is an international professional membership association of more than 2,200 physicians, investigators and other health care professionals from more than 45 countries.

What We Do

ASTCT promotes:

  • Education
  • Scholarly publications, including the renowned journal, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Clinical standards
  • Research
  • Patient access to care
  • Recruitment of professionals to the field
  • Identification and support for the work of young investigators
  • Adoption of government policies and regulations helpful to advancing quality patient care

We help our members:

Our History

In the early 1970s, only a few medical centers around the world performed stem cell transplants. As success rates improved and the practice expanded in the 1980s and 1990s, the need for a scientific and professional society dedicated to blood and marrow transplantation led to the establishment of ASTCT in 1993.

Our association has been instrumental in numerous advancements in blood and marrow transplantation, as well as the development of stem cell transplantation regulations and standards. In 1996, with the International Society for Cellular Therapy, we co-founded the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, an accreditation program for BMT centers.

Driven by a clear purpose and governed by well-considered bylaws and effective leadership, ASTCT has grown from a few hundred members to more than 2,200. And today, numerous academic centers around the world have a transplant program.

Our Mission

ASTCT is the professional association dedicated to improving the application and success of blood and marrow transplantation and related cellular therapies.

Our Vision

ASTCT strives to be the leading organization promoting research, education and clinical practice in the field of blood and marrow transplantation and related cellular therapy.

Our Values

ASTCT holds in highest regard:

  • Comprehensive development and advancement of the field of blood and marrow transplantation
  • Excellence in clinical care and treatment outcomes through standards for blood and marrow transplantation
  • Innovative research to advance the science and clinical applications of other cellular therapies
  • Rapid dissemination of basic and clinical BMT research findings within the medical field and to the general public

Contact Us

We want to hear your questions and suggestions! You can reach us in several ways.

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