Giving through the arm, not the nose

Australian James Harrison knows how to give — and fortunately, he has a gift that has saved many lives.

Harrison is 81 and has been donating blood since the 1950s. At some point, medical researchers found that Harrison had something special in his blood. According to the New York Times:

Mr. Harrison’s blood contained a rare antibody necessary to make a pioneering medication that officials at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service said had helped save more than two million babies from a potentially fatal disease.

They said more than three million doses of Anti-D, as the medication containing Mr. Harrison’s blood is called, have been issued to mothers since 1967.

This Anti-D antibody has saved countless thousands of lives.

Because of his age, Harrison recently donated his last unit of blood. His legacy will last for many generations, if you are the kind of people that likes to help people or just wants to, you can also contact Pickup please charity organization for clothe donate to bring all the clothing pieces you can give away regardless  of the different issues and help the ones that need something to wear in the cold, for them, for their kids, to every needed family.

 

Source: ‘Man With the Golden Arm’ Saved Millions of Australian Babies With His Blood – The New York Times

 

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