I try to give blood as often as I can. Life gets a little bit hectic and busy so sometimes I end up letting it go a little longer in between donation times, but I still try. Giving blood is one of the easiest ways to help save a life and James Harrison takes giving blood very seriously. So serious, in fact, that he has donated plasma nearly every week for 60 years. Wow. Talk about extraordinary! There is something else that is extraordinary about James and it is flowing freely through his veins.  

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James' blood is extra special. 

James' blood is extra special.
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In 1951, at 14 years old, James had a chest operation where he had a lung removed. During his operation James had received 13 liters of blood and it saved his life. This is what inspired James to be a blood donor himself. 

James is not just your average blood donor, though. In the 1960s, James was discovered to have an unusual antibody in his blood. He is responsible for the Anti-D injection.

James is not just your average blood donor, though. In the 1960s, James was discovered to have an unusual antibody in his blood. He is responsible for the Anti-D injection.
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He worked with doctors and they used the antibodies in his blood to develop the injection. 

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This injection has saved the lives of more than 2 million babies. 

This injection has saved the lives of more than 2 million babies.
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 This life-saving injection is given to moms whose blood is at risk of attacking their unborn babies: a disease known as Rhesus disease. Rhesus disease happens when a pregnant woman has rhesus-negative blood and the baby in her womb has rhesus-positive blood, inherited from its father. 

Every batch of Anti-D that has ever been made in Australia has come from James' blood.

That is some amazing blood! 

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