Last week, an 81-year-old Australian man nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Arm" gave his last donation of blood plasma to the Australian Red Cross Center, after more than 60 years and 1173 donations. 💉👴🏻Altogether, James Harrison has saved over 2.4 million babies thanks to a rare antibody in his blood, which has been used to make lifesaving medication for pregnant women who have a high risk of developing "rhesus D hemolytic disease" — a devastating condition that forces the women's antibodies to attack their unborn babies. + HDN killed thousands of Australian babies annually before the 1960s, when scientists figured out how to use donor blood to create the medication (called Anti-D). Harrison was the first donor, and every batch of Anti-D ever made in Australia contains his antibodies. He was surrounded by mothers and their children during his last donation, and remarked that he was sad to reach the end of an era. "I'd keep on going if they let me," he noted. ••• 🎈 Follow @globalpositivenews and add positivity to your life daily! 🌞 Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, via: @facts . . . #haveablessedday #todayisagoodday #haveaniceday #positivity #positivityiskey #positivityonly #positivemind #positivethinking #positivelife #positiveenergy #positivenews #actsofkindness #randomactsofkindness #upl#uplifting #uplift #helpothers #makeadifference #makingadifference #helpinghand #goo#gooddeeds #gooddeed #helpingothers #bekind #didyouknow #facts #worldfacts #factoftheday #kindness #tanksgoodnews #globalpositivenews
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