Medical Advisory Committee
Gift of Life's Medical Advisory Committee provides advice and sets policy on matters and responsibilities as they relate to helping to ensure quality operations, safety of the organization's donors and patients they may ultimately help. Some of the Committee's responsibilities are related to activities undertaken directly by the organization, while others are related to activities undertaken by its contractors (i.e., collection centers, laboratories and recruitment groups). The Committee also provides unbiased recommendations and decisions with respect to unusual or unexpected medical situations.
The Committee is a multidisciplinary group consisting of clinicians and scientists who collectively have knowledge and experience in the fields of cellular therapies, hematopoietic cell (HPC) collection and transplantation, bioethics, general medicine and various medical specialties including clinical pathology, infectious diseases, medical microbiology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics. In addition, the Committee includes non-scientific members with knowledge and experience in the fields of quality assurance, regulatory compliance, ethics, business and registry operations.
In addition to the experts serving on the Medical Advisory Committee, Gift of Life has regular access to expert consultants in areas pertinent to registry operations, including legal counsel specializing in many areas that include regulatory law, information systems, accounting and finance, and various medical specialties. All of these expert consultants assist the management team in advancing the organizational structure, mission and services.