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 Family
As the visionaries behind Stanford's novel cord blood donation program, the Binns family shares our objective for advancing clinical science and current treatment approaches to various blood and immune disorders through cord blood research. We will always be grateful for their ongoing support and involvement.