About Us

California Cryobank Vision

To be the world leader in reproductive and stem cell services by helping to grow and protect healthy families.


California Cryobank Mission

To provide the highest quality reproductive and stem cell products and services, guided by dedicated customer focus, unmatched scientific excellence and innovative leadership.


FamilyCord has been providing stem cell services for 15 years and has an “A+” rating with the Better Business Bureau. FamilyCord is operated by nationally renowned physicians, including a stem cell transplant physician. The company is guided by world-class scientific expertise and medical ethics in everything it does. FamilyCord has extensive experience in clinical laboratory management, cord blood banking, and frozen tissue storage.


The parent company of FamilyCord, California Cryobank Inc., was founded in 1977 by two physicians, Dr. Cappy Rothman and Dr. Charles Sims.  With the development of medical therapies based on cord blood stem cells, California Cryobank opened the Stem Cell Services division in 1997 and became the first private cord blood bank in California.  The stem cell laboratory has always been completely separate from the reproductive tissue business.


The President of FamilyCord, Richard Jennings, has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the biomedical and healthcare fields to the FamilyCord team and has provided strategic leadership that has made FamilyCord one of the fastest growing cord banks in the United States.


Today FamilyCord is a recognized leader in cord blood stem cells collection, processing and storage. In 2009, FamilyCord expanded operations in New York through the acquisition of Park Avenue Fertility and also acquired Vista Cord in the Southeastern United States. Additionally, the California Cryobank Stem Cell Services provides institutional stem cell storage and processing services for Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell (HPC) stem cells. Personal accounts are available for both umbilical cord stem cells and peripheral blood stem cells at family friendly pricing.


California Cryobank and FamilyCord are helping an ever-growing number of people realize their dreams of raising healthy children.