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Management systems, quality and safety and health at work

At Banc de Sang i Teixits we believe that quality and the environment are strategic for the organization. See the Quality and Environment Policy.

For this reason, in 1999 we certified the quality management system for the first time according to the requirements of the ISO 9002:1994 standard. During 2003, the organization adapted the management system to ISO 9001:2000, in 2009 to ISO 9001:2008 and in 2017 to ISO 9001:2015.

Since the first certification and over the years, Quality permeates all processes and centers of the organization. This fact is reflected in the achievement of new certifications and accreditations according to standards of different organizations, institutions or scientific societies of the different fields of action of the BST.

At the BST we have the will to promote and protect the safety and health of workers, collaborating companies, as well as citizens, taking responsibility and promoting the integration of Occupational Risk Prevention in all the activities we carry out. and in all the decisions we make in the BST as a whole. See the Prevention Policy.

Certificates and accreditations

ISO 9001 certification

It is the certification of the Quality System according to the criteria of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard. The BST has the certification, granted by AENOR and has been certified since March 1999. It is renewed every 3 years and reviewed annually.

Regulatory audit certification for occupational risk prevention

It is the certification of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System with the criteria of Royal Decree 39/1997 of January 17

Accreditation standards in Blood Transfusion. Transfusion Accreditation Committee (CAT). Spanish Foundation of Hematology and Hemotherapy. Spanish Society of Blood Transfusion

The CAT, in accordance with the CAT Blood Transfusion Accreditation Standards, accredits the Quality Management System, the donation and extraction of blood, apheresis, autotransfusion, analysis, production of blood components, storage, distribution and transfusion practice in the following centers: Bellvitge, Sant Pau and Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, Hermanos Trias in Badalona, Mutua de Terrassa in Terrassa, dr. Josep Trueta from Gerona, Arnau de Vilanova from Lleida, John XXIII from Tarragona and Saint John from Reus.

The BST began the CAT audit program in 2005, which has led to accreditation according to these Quality System standards and the procedures manual of the different BST units.

The CAT accreditation corresponds to each of the audited units, is renewed every 3 years and is reviewed annually.

Standards in umbilical cord blood banks CAT. The CAT Foundation

The CAT Foundation, a quality certification body for transfusion, cell and tissue therapy, certifies that the BST Concordia Program has been audited and complies with CAT umbilical cord blood bank standards in the following areas: donation and collection of umbilical cord blood, processing and storage and distribution of cell products for transplantation.

We have this certification since October 14, 2011

JACIE-FACT International Standards for Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy product, collection, processing and administration

Jacie believes that the BST meets the standards in the area of hematopoietic stem cell processing. 

We have this accreditation since September 10, 2015, it is renewed every 4 years.

NETCORD-FACT International Standards for Cord Blood Collection, Processing, Testing, Banking, Selection and Release

The Umbilical Cord Blood Bank (BSCU) is part of the Netcord network, an association of umbilical cord blood banks from around the world. Netcord currently has 15 members, the most important in the world.

The objective of the Netcord is to take advantage of the synergies between the banks and create a registry of cord blood units that are available to the hospitals that request them for their transplants. 

The quality of the stored units has always been Netcord's first priority and, therefore, it has established quality standards that must be followed by all its members.

The BSCU has had the corresponding accreditation since April 2005.


The Immunogenetic Immunobiology laboratory has been accredited by the EFI (European Federation of Immunogenetics) for HLA typing since July 2002 and renews this accreditation annually.


The BST Advanced Therapies Division in the production area complies with the principles and guidelines of the Good Manufacturing Practices established in Directive 2003/94/CE. The first inspection was carried out in November 2011 and is renewed every three years. 


Banc de Sang i Teixits has a Medicines Warehouse that complies with the principles and guidelines of Good Distribution Practices established in Council Directive 92/25/CEE.

The first inspection was carried out in August 2019 and is renewed every three years.