One source, all under one roof

Gift of Life’s cell therapy operations – including its registry, donor center, collection center, cell therapy laboratory, quality systems and information technology – are housed under one roof at its 32,000 square foot South Florida headquarters. The facility has numerous redundancies in place, including centralized uninterruptable power supply, industrial grade backup generators, backup HVAC systems and more. Information Systems are fully redundant with an offsite secure data center.

Gift of Life’s international headquarters is in the heart of the highly regarded South Florida life sciences corridor, home to the Scripps Research Institute, Max Planck Institute, University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. Three international airports – Miami, Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood and Palm Beach – are conveniently located within an hour’s drive and Boca Raton Airport provides access for private flights just two miles away.

Gift of Life commitment to quality and uniformity mandates that all aspects of the cell therapy procurement and processing supply chain are under one roof.

Single Source Solution

Centralized in our 32,000 square foot facility, staffed by 70 professionals.

Gift of Life Marrow Registry

A registry of nearly 400,000 fully characterized allogeneic donors, with requests managed by an expert Donor Services team of case managers and logistics coordinators.

Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Gift of Life-Be the match Collection Center

A wholly owned state-of-the-art, high capacity, apheresis center dedicated to volunteer, unrelated donors.

Gift of Life Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

An in house state-of-the-art laboratory offering moderate and high complexity testing, cell processing, cell selection and cryopreservation services.

Cellect supply chain software

Since 1999, Gift of Life has developed its proprietary cell therapy supply chain software to power all aspects of its operations.

Cell Logistics and Distribution

30 years of supply chain management delivering cell therapies all over the world.

Donor Registry

Gift of Life Marrow Registry has been recruiting volunteer donors and facilitating hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for nearly 30 years.

All starting material for cell and gene therapy developers are sourced from the registry’s database of healthy donors, IRB consented and managed by Gift of Life’s Medical Services team. Qualified donors are collected at the registry’s owned and operated apheresis center.

Gift of Life operates a large and diverse registry of nearly 400,000 donors. Through Gift of Life Biologics, cell and gene therapy developers will:

  1. Have access to identify compatible donors for therapy development based on HLA typing and other key attributes including, but not limited to, BMI, Blood Type, CMV, Age, Sex and health history;
  2. Receive documentation to assure donor desire to participate, privacy and compatibility;
  3. Be assured that donors participate using IRB approved consent forms and procedures for the intended use of the starting material as either research, clinical or commercial development;
  4. Be assured that products are complaint with Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Tissue Practices, and provided with documentation to support GMP and GTP;
  5. Have a long term partner who is committed to actively growing its donor registry database

Gift of Life by the Numbers

Registered Donors
384,524
Cell Therapy Treatments
4,028
Collection Center Donations
537

Starting Material Procurement

In 2019, Gift of Life was the first donor registry in the world to integrate a wholly owned and operated apheresis center into its operations. It did so with the intention of reengineering the apheresis procedure, focused on providing a world class hospitality experience in an effort to increase donor retention and availability.

The Adelson Gift of Life - Be the Match Collection Center is a high capacity and high availability facility solely focused on servicing the growing apheresis demand for allogeneic donations.

The Collection Center features seven apheresis stations utilizing Terumo’s Spectra Optia for the collection of HPC-A and MNC-A products.

The Collection Centers’ highly trained staff of medical directors and staff, registered nurses, and logistics coordinators, work alongside donors throughout their experience to ensure efficiency in procuring a high quality, pure, and optimal product.

Moderate and High Complexity Testing, Processing and Cryopreservation

The Gift of Life Center for Cell and Gene Therapy is a state-of-the-art laboratory offering moderate and high complexity testing, cell processing and cryopreservation services. This in-house facility provides the benefit of regulatory compliance and assured quality from the outset, while avoiding the need to transport collected products to an off-site facility for preliminary characterization, processing, and target cell isolation procedures.

The lab is equipped with a central UPS with an industrial class backup generator, redundant HVAC, redundant flow cytometry (Navios and Cytoflex) redundant hematology (Sysmex and Coulter), redundant refrigeration, redundant BSCs, redundant cryo tanks, redundant CRFs (CryoMed and VIA Freeze) to ensure backup measures are in place.

One of the Center’s signature programs will be its BioBank of off-the-shelf on-demand cell therapy products available for starting material for further manufacture and ethical research. The inventory will consist of products collected from “super donors” with high frequency genetic characteristics sourced from the Gift of Life Marrow Registry.

High Complexity Testing

  • Beckman Coulter Navios EX Flow Cytometer
  • Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer
  • Sysmex XN-1000R Hematology Analyzer
  • Beckman Coulter AcT diff2 Hematology Analyzer

Cell Processing and Cryopreservation

  • Miltenyi Biotec CliniMACS Prodigy
  • Cytiva Sepax S-100 (aka Sepax 2) with SmartRedux and Pericell Protocols
  • Cytiva Smart-Max (for mixing, cooling, thawing and controlled cryoprotectant addition for both small and large products) with Cryo-SC Smart-Max Protocol
  • Cytiva VIAFreeze Controlled Rate Freezer
  • Thermo Scientific CryoMed Controlled Rate Freezer
  • Thermo Scientific 1300 Series Class II, Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets
  • Chart Industries MVE 1894R-190 Tanks (Vapor Phase)
  • ThermoGenesis BioArchive System (LN2)
  • Thermo Fisher -80 Freezer
  • Thermo Fisher TSX REF Blood 23CD Blood Bank Refrigerators

Potency Testing (CFU)

  • STEMCELL Technologies STEMvision
  • Thermo Scientific Forma Series 3 Water Jacketed CO2 Incubators

Supply Chain Order and Tracking System

Gift of Life’s proprietary cell therapy supply chain software, Cellect, powers company operations.

When working with Gift of Life Biologics, our trained staff leverages Cellect to track all aspects of donor qualification, outreach and consent, verification testing, cell collection, cell processing, cryopreservation, biobanking and shipping.

Gift of Life’s proprietary Quality Management System is integrated into Cellect, automating and connecting quality and compliance across the entire organization and cellular product life cycle.

Cellect gives Gift of Life’s partners the opportunity to run filtered compatibility searches of the Gift of Life Registry based on HLA typing and other key attributes including, but not limited to, BMI, Blood Type, CMV, Age, and Sex.

Cell and gene therapy partners have direct and secure access to Cellect, providing full transparency to track order status through all stages of the supply chain.

This software is designed to help your team more effectively track the chain of custody and chain of identity for your starting material orders, hosting all information in an accessible and easy to use cloud based system.

Managed Logistics

Speed is of the essence and the vein-to-vein logistics that the Registry has perfected through the years carries over seamlessly to Biologics. It is a regular course of business to take great care in overseeing logistics, especially when the bone marrow and blood stem cell products are intended for immediate use in recipients.

Cellect’s supply chain software technology provides safe and secure visibility to track cell products as they move throughout Gift of Life’s supply chain and ultimately to the intended destination via a courier service. Case managers are all on call 24/7 to ensure your delivery needs are met and schedules are adhered to.