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Dr. Charles A. Sims of California Cryobank's Family Cord Blood Services Named to National Stem Cell Advisory Council
Date:1/23/2008

Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society for Cryobiology, The American Association for Advancement of Science, College of American Pathologist (Fellow) and American Society of Clinical Pathologist (Fellow).

"I am honored to join the ACBSCT and to represent the AFCBB," says Dr. Sims. "On behalf of the AFCBB, we are excited about the recent advancements in cord blood stem cell medicine and are eager to further educate both expectant parents and physicians about the benefits of cord blood banking." Dr. Sims' term is scheduled to continue through January 2010.

The first ACBSCT meeting will be held January 28 and 29 at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The meeting will be open to the public; however seating is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. A registration form is available on the HRSA's Program Web site at http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/.

Association of Family Cord Blood Banks

The Association of Family Cord Blood Banks (AFCBB), an organization representing the family (private) cord blood banking industry, serves as the voice and advocate in matters of public policy, regulation and in the development of standards by accrediting organizations. The association believes that the foundation of public and private cord blood banking rests upon education of both expectant parents and physicians and upon informed consent. The organization aims to promote education of expectant parents; support the development of a strong system of public cord blood banks to make cord blood stem cell transplants available to all who need them; support cord blood stem cell research and to realize its promise in regenerative medicine; foster the adoption of ethical and responsible business practices by its members; and encourage voluntary accreditation of private cord blood banks. The AFCBB requires its members to compl
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