fetal cord blood
The article reported a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who obtained a documented temporary graft following administration of a relatively small quantity of umbilical cord blood matched only for ABO typing.
Specimens of umbilical cord blood were collected from 13 routine obstetrical deliveries. All specimens grew erythroid and granulocytic-monocytic colonies. The formation of these various hematopoietic colonies from umbilical cord blood was at least equivalent to bone marrow, and in some instances over 5 times more effective.