A 10 year vision for stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies
Innovative, transformational, sustainable
NHS Blood and Transplant supported the UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum in producing this report outlining a ten year vision for stem cell transplantation and advanced cellular therapy that is innovative, transformational and sustainable.
The report provides recommendations to improve patient outcomes and experiences of stem cell transplantation and advanced cellular therapies over the next ten years.
It focuses on creating a high-quality and sustainable service, and outlines how the UK can develop:
- a stronger and more resilient domestic stem cell supply chain
- a robust research and data environment
- improved outcomes for all stem cell transplant and advanced cell therapy patients, regardless of their background
About the UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum
The UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum is a multi-disciplinary expert group formed in 2010 at the request of the UK Government Department of Health and Social Care.
The Forum was established to make recommendations on improving outcomes for stem cell transplant recipients across the UK.
Since 2010, the Forum has championed advances such as the creation of the UK aligned registry, a high-quality donated cord blood bank and the successful development of the IMPACT clinical trials network - one of only two in the world.
In 2019, the Forum’s remit was expanded to include advanced cellular therapies, given its potential to transform clinical outcomes.