Can you believe if I say a man who is 81 years old has saved 24 lakh children’s life? In a dilemma? Let us tell you, it is all true. James Harrison, an old man from Australia also nicknamed “the man with the golden arm,” credited with saving the lives of over 2.4 million babies with his blood plasma.
James, 81, has a rare antibody in his blood that is used to make a lifesaving medication called anti-D, given to mothers whose blood is at risk of developing rhesus D hemolytic disease (HDN), or antibodies that attack their unborn babies. Recently he delivered his last life-saving donation. He got emotional and said:
“It’s a sad day for me. The end of a long run. I’d keep on going if they’d let me.”
He can’t do further donations because he has now become too old and hence, has surpassed the donor age limit. Harrison has donated blood plasma over 1,100 times. Since 1964 he has saved over 24 lakh children’s life.