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Stem cells provide a cure. M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories sets the industry standard for cord blood banking

Cord blood banking offers expectant parents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect their children in case of a variety of diseases. More and more uses for cord blood are being discovered every day, making cord blood banking a valuable investment for your family.

M.A.Z.E. Cord Blood Laboratories gives parents access to state-of-the-art cord blood banking. You can get the same technology as other cord blood banks, at a fraction of the cost.

The diseases that are treated by stem cells are extremely serious. For that reason, you rarely see the word cure when articles discuss stem cells. You will often see improvement, remission, but rarely are medical professionals willing to go out on a limb with the word cure. That was what I found so amazing about a recent article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

According to the article, a researcher recently treated a young child suffering from recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). This disease prevents the body from manufacturing a certain protein that forms one of the collagens that is required to keep the skin intact. Without this collagen, the skin blisters and falls off from the slightest bump.

Last October, a young child suffering from RDEB received a transplant of cord blood and bone marrow stem cells. Gradually, his family began to notice a change in the child’s skin. Tests showed he had started to develop the missing collagen. He is currently cured of the disease. His older brother, who is also suffering from the disease, is scheduled to get a transplant this month.

Article adapted by ProudParenting.com from original blog post