Man with the 'golden arm' who gave blood for 60 years donates for last time

Tech 15-5-2018 Mashable 22

James Harrison is a hero unlike you've come across before.

The 81-year-old Australian has been giving blood for the last 60 years, and in the process helped save the babies of more than 2 million Australian women.

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Harrison's blood contains an antibody used to make a medication called Anti-D, which is given to mothers with a negative blood type. 

It prevents haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN), which can result in anaemia, heart failure, and even death in newborn babies. Before the Anti-D discovery in the 1960s, thousands of babies were killed from the disease. Read more...

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