This man’s blood has saved more than two million babies

June 10, 2015 admin No comments


Granddad James is perhaps an unlikely hero (Picture: CNN)

Superheroes don’t always come wearing capes. Just ask Clark Kent.

Aussie James Harrison may look like an average guy but he’s saved the lives of more than two million children.

Now 78, he discovered his life-saving abilities after a major operation to remove a lung at the age of 14, in 1951. During the operation, he received 13 litres of blood donated by strangers.

It inspired him to become a blood donor himself. Shortly after his first donation at the age of 18, he got a call from doctors that would change his life – and those of many, many others.

The doctors said his blood contained an antibody that could be used to treat a deadly disease affecting pregnant… Read the full story

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