Just a Normal Guy Who Quietly Saved Millions of Children

James Harrison who saved 2.4mil children through 60 years of blood donations - image via CNN.com

James Harrison who saved 2.4mil children through 60 years of blood donations - image via CNN.com

There were a number of articles that I considered for this week: Ta-Nehisi Coates take-down of Kanye West or Michael Lewis' interview with Tom Wolfe (who passed away on Monday). However, this week I was inspired by James Harrison, who recently turned 80 years old in Australia. Years ago, doctors realized that he carried the rare antibody Anti-D that could help expectant mothers. So, for 60 years, he's donated blood every two weeks even though (this is the important part) HE HATES NEEDLES. He donated 1173 times and is thought to have saved 2.4 million babies. You can read more about him here and here