This news might question yourself why, here it is this man has already saved two million lives and still counting because of his different blood composition.
Australian James Harrison, 80 year-old, has a rare plasma composition that can be utilized to treat Rhesus disease, a type of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN).
The disease ranges from mild to severe, and typically occurs only in some second or subsequent pregnancies of Rh negative women where the fetus’s father is Rh positive, leading to a Rh+ pregnancy. During birth, the mother may be exposed to the infant’s blood, and this causes the development of antibodies, which may affect the health of subsequent Rh+ pregnancies.
In short, Rhesus is a condition where a pregnant woman’s blood attacks her unborn baby’s blood cells.
And, luckily, Harrison’s blood contains the antibody that protects them.
As of now, Harrison has saved over two million unborn babies by donating his blood, and because of his continuous help in the said disease he already named and get the moniker of “man with the golden blood.”
According to the medical professionals, in a single 40-minute sitting, he donates enough blood to save thousands of lives.
Tracking his record, Harrison was 14, when he was the recipient of 13 liters of donated blood during a surgery.
Since then, he has dedicated his life to giving as much as possible.
In fact, his 1000 donations are now recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Because of his advocacy, Harrison was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on 7 June 1999.