Dr. Sanders has been active in clinical hematopoietic cell transplantation since 1975. Although retired from clinical service in 2012, Jean remains active with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Institutional Review Board, with FACT, and as editor of the ASBMT eNews. As a FACT inspector, Jean has performed 42 FACT inspections, 36 in cellular therapy and 6 cord blood banks. Thus, she is very versed in FACT Standards including quality management, development of SOPs, consent documents and clinical research. As the developer of and director of Pediatric Transplantation until 2011, Dr. Sanders is sensitive to the special needs and requirements for pediatric patients and donors. Jean is expertly qualified to assist a program with meeting FACT Standards for clinical (adult and pediatric) and marrow harvest as well as cord blood banks.
Developed pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research and was a member of Dr. E. Donnell Thomas’ transplant team. Dr. Sanders was involved with training more than 90 pediatricians from all over the world who came to the Fred Hutchinson Marrow Transplant Program. Dr. Sanders authored more than 300 peer reviewed publications and more than 40 book chapters all on the subject of marrow transplantation. Dr. Sanders was involved with transplanting more than 2,000 children and developed a pediatric long-term follow-up program.