In Observance of U.S. Holiday, Memorial Day, Agilent Cross Lab/ iLab Operations Software Support Help Desk will be closed during U.S. hours on Monday May 27th, 2024. We will resume regular U.S. support hours on Tuesday May 28th, 2024. EU and APAC Support will remain open during this time. For urgent matters, please add "Urgent" to the ticket/ email subject or press "1", when prompted, to escalate a call on the iLab Support phone and we will prioritize those requests first.

(hide this warning on this page)

The Binns Program for Cord Blood Research

Overview of Services

As a pioneer in the global endeavor to develop effective treatments for an array of blood and immune disorders, the Stanford University School of Medicine (SoM) thrives on the pursuit of innovative research. Therefore, we are proud to introduce The Binns Program for Cord Blood Research, a joint effort initiated by the Pediatric Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which will serve as a resource to support Stanford University SoM research at the basic, translational, and clinical levels.

The mission of the Binns Program for Cord Blood Research (BPCBR) is simple: to advance research into a wide array of blood and immune disorders, from leukemia to sickle cell disease, by providing Stanford researchers with umbilical cord blood, an invaluable yet often over-looked resource.

Umbilical cord blood is typically disposed of after a baby has been delivered. Advocates of stem cell research have sought an alternative to this approach out of the wish for their child's cord blood to be helpful in treating and curing disease. BPCBR was born from this altruistic desire to advance discovery by bringing patients, clinicians, and researchers together in pursuit of a novel and ambitious endeavor: a non-profit, sustainable initiative that would provide Stanford researchers with umbilical cord blood for years to come.

The Binns Program for Cord Blood Research is a collaborative effort between obstetric providers in the Labor and Delivery (L&D) unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford researchers, and other champions of the local community to establish a resource that primarily aims to:

a) Provide interested patients with a means for the post-partum donation of cord blood toward research
b) Develop and implement a standardized system for the collection, processing, and distribution of cord blood components to the Stanford community
c) Further the study of various genetic, hematological and immunological diseases


Jennifer Cory Director of Strategy & Operations, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine  (650) 644-5913
Matthew Porteus, M.D., PhD

Sutardja Chuk Professor of Definitive and Curative Medicine

Director, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine 

Director, Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Clinical Trials Program

(650) 725-6520
Deirdre Lyell, M.D. Dunlevie Endowed Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Associate Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics
Director, Program in Placental Disorders
Medical Director, Labor and Delivery
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Rajni Agarwal-Hashmi, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Outpatient Clinic and Outreach Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location
8am-5pm/M-F (7am-3pm)
8am-5pm/M-F (7am-3pm)


1000 Welch Rd Suite 301 Stanford, CA, 94304
265 Campus Dr. Suite G3040 Stanford, CA, 94304


Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Imene Smati
Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
(916) 757-9638
Lokey Bldg Suite G2021
Julise Hall
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
(650) 713-9342
Lokey Bldg Suite G2021
Grecia Maldonado
Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
(559) 909-8389
Lokey Bldg Suite G2021
Leah Maltzman
Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
(610) 513-7239
Lokey Bldg Suite G2021