We can all help save lives by donating blood. But James Harrison, a 74-year-old man from Australia, has a very special type of blood—and thanks to his many donations through the years, he’s saved the lives of over two million babies.
Harrison, who’s been nicknamed “the man with the golden arm” due to his rare genetic gift, has an antibody in his blood plasma that can help babies with a sometimes fatal form of anemia called Rhesus disease. Over the years, he’s made 984 blood donations, which have been used to help hundreds of thousands of pregnant women treat their fetus’ condition.
Never underestimate the gift of giving blood. Michael