March 27, 2014
Jean Sanders, MD is a pediatric transplant physician, Treasurer of the FACT Board of Directors, and has conducted more than 35 inspections around the globe. Dr. Sanders is often looked to as a mentor for new volunteers and shares with them her experience as a FACT inspector which she regards to be both educational and rewarding. Serving as an inspector not only allows one the opportunity to see other transplant programs or cord blood banks, but also affords the inspector the opportunity to become exceedingly familiar with the FACT Standards which in turn may lead to improvements at their own program. Dr. Sanders recommends that inspectors should take their responsibility seriously as the inspector is a representative of FACT. In order to do a top notch inspection, the inspector must be prepared, be organized, and have good communication skills.
Dr. Sanders provides the following advice to new inspectors: