(Sydney Morning Herald) For every regular blood donation, three lives could be saved; an ordinary plasma donation could save 18.
But James Harrison is extraordinary. His blood has helped save the lives of 2.4 million babies.
The 81-year-old's plasma contains a potent antibody used to create a remarkable treatment known as Anti-D that protects unborn babies from the potentially deadly Rhesus D Haemolytic Disease (HDN).
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On Friday, after more than 60 years and 1173 donations, Mr Harrison made his final benefaction.