The My Cord Blood Blog
The My Cord Blood Blog provides information on Cord Blood Banking, Cord Tissue Banking and Stem Cells, their uses and outcomes. Provided by FamilyCord, the My Cord Blood Blog offers summaries and reports on recent news and developments in cord blood, cord tissue, stem cell therapies, regenerative medicine and clinical trials as well as industry updates. The site also provides pregnancy tips, parent perspectives, and news from FamilyCord. The site is intended for families and their clinicians in investigating the advantages to storing cord blood and cord tissue, as well as finding out more about stem cells and their application.
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Charles A. Sims, M.D.
Co-Founder, CEO and Medical Director
Charles A. Sims, MD, is also co-founder and medical director of California Cryobank, Inc., the parent company of FamilyCord. He is a board certified pathologist, laboratory director and has served as Chief of Pathology at Century City Hospital, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Sims earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology. He previously served as the Laboratory Director of a large national independent referral laboratory and is the founder of Quantum Clinical Laboratories. Dr. Sims is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Tissue Banks (Standards Committee), American Fertility Society, Society for Cryobiology, The American Association for Advancement of Science, College of American Pathologist (Fellow) and American Society of Clinical Pathologist (Fellow).
Cappy M. Rothman, M.D.
Co-Founder and Medical Director
Cappy Rothman, MD, is co-founder and medical director of California Cryobank, Inc., the parent company of FamilyCord. He is a board certified urologist and nationally recognized authority on andrology, the urological sub-specialty of male reproductive health and human sperm banking. Dr. Rothman earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency training at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, followed by urological residency training at the University of San Francisco and a urological resident at Loma Linda University. He is on the medical staff at Century City Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is a clinical instructor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Rothman is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Society for Cryobiology, American Fertility Society and American Association of Tissue Banks. Dr. Rothman is the author of dozens of scientific articles on male reproductive health and regularly lectures at national medical conferences.
Michael Lill, M.D.
A graduate of the University of Western Australia, Dr. Lill has had an impressive medical career in the field of stem cell and bone marrow transplantation and currently holds an important position in that field in Los Angeles. Previously, Dr. Lill was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, where he held the position of Director of the Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Processing Laboratory. Dr. Lill is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Blood Banks, the Australian Medical Association and the International Society of Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering. Dr. Lill has published extensively and is a sought-after guest lecturer.
Richard D. Jennings
President of FamilyCord
With an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, Richard Jennings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the biomedical and healthcare fields to the FamilyCord team. Prior to joining FamilyCord, Richard served as CEO of Mediscan, one of the premiere health care staffing firms in the U.S. His extensive experience also includes: fundraising for the American Heart Association in Los Angeles; CFO of the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce; Associate Administrator of the Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center; and a series of positions with increasing responsibilities within Child Care and Infant Care Sectors of Kimberly Clark Corporation. FamilyCord is excited to have Richard on board as President of FamilyCord.
Eddie Jacildo, DLM, MT, CLS, Director of Operations – Laboratory Management
Eddie Jacildo, a board certified medical technologist, clinical laboratory scientist and Diplomate in Laboratory Management, was instrumental in the establishment of FamilyCord. Prior to joining the company in 1997, Mr. Jacildo held the position of Laboratory Supervisor at Response Oncology’s IMPACT Center in Glendale, CA, where he coordinated establishment of the company’s stem cell processing laboratories. He also previously served as the Clinical Laboratory Supervisor for the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Jacildo holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. He completed his clinical laboratory training at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, CA. Mr. Jacildo’s professional associations include the International Cord Blood Society, the American Association of Blood Banks, the International Society for Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering, the Blood Bank Society and the Association for Medical Laboratory Technology.
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