81-year-old Australian man, Who donated his blood more than 1,100 times since he was 18 yrs old, retires at age 81
James Harrison, known as the “Man with the Golden Arm”, has a rare antibody in his blood that is used to make a lifesaving medication called anti-D. It is given to pregnant women with rhesus disease or whose blood is at risk of developing antibodies that attack their unborn babies. Doctors have advised him to retire for his own health concerns. https://streamable.com/5imes
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We need more people like this in the world.
Someone buy that dude 1173 beers.
I've heard of this guy. He's a hero.
Not all heros wear capes...or give such high quantities of blood...
Officer I swear those aren’t tract marks. I give a lot of blood
WHO THE HELL DOWNVOTES THIS SHIT.
It's not that rare. Wife worked at a collection lab in Anaheim, CA. They had 20-30 people on the donation program. 1/2
2/2. People willing to donate is the rarity unfortunately.
Assuming more than 1100 times to round things out that is an average of 18 times a year. Or probably every three weeks.
Jeez.. makes me feel kinda sheepish for the 3-4 times I’ve donated.
Boy, it really "sucks" that he is retiring
That'd probably kill him
Him carrying the anti-D antigen (which is what is used to make RHogam) is what makes it rare. Only 73 people in the world carry it.
Nah, he’s an Aussie. He’ll be fine.
If I had an antibody like that in my blood, I'd never retire from donating. As long as it's safe for me and the recipients, keep draining me
Since I saw this comment... Me! Muahaha!
I knew someone would
Well ya if it spreads them out over a day or two
You should. Get out there and save nore lives. Get some free tshirts too
Man he should some sort of Nobel Jesus medal or something.
A Real hero
I've read that he's needle-phobic, true hero indeed.
That is so dope
Thank you to him
Give blood if you are able. This is such a relatively easy way for us to help others. You will get over any fears or trepidations quickly.
You get a free shirt for donating blood??
I really really want to donate blood but I have anaemia. I faint when I get injected
But how? Man can donate blood every three months. 4 times per year. 1173/4=293. 293 year!
I'm AB negative. I'm gonna near some injections when I'm pregnant. This guy is a hero, hopefully he inspires others.
undoubtedly he is. but jesus, couldn’t they have synthesized the thing in his blood in over 60 years?
A complete and utter fucking legend.
If he can eat Vegemite and survive 1100 beers won't be a challenge at all
and a cookie & juice too :)
Can they make this synthetically now? How will they get it after his retirement?!
They said he’s retiring for “health reasons.” It may not be safe for him anymore.
It’s always cheaper to get it from the tap than the bottle
I can’t donate (stupid rules) but I’ll be donating my organs when I die so I don’t feel too guilty.
Doesn’t it depend on the fathers blood as well? If they are negative you should be fine right?
He’s 81 and he’s stopping because his doctors are advising him too. I’m sure that means he’s becoming a high risk.
Is 81 Australians max age limit? Ive drawn people older here in the U.S.
How do they find out who has it?
So he’s to blame for over-population. Son of a bitch.
Sometimes the goodness in people makes me feel a bit better about the world. Thank you, Sir!
Soo.. medicine for pregnant women is called Anti-D? Coincidence my ass..
They should get ‘anti-d’ as preventative measure... bc then they couldn’t get pregnant. I’ll see myself out, thanks.
Not me, but I bet seeing this post so often inspires some to do so.
Isn't it a little late? I mean, it's given to pregnant women.
People who donate blood or people with the anti-bodies?
Harold maly man! You're showing your age...
We should get him a cape.
He probably has other health concerns, so they want to ensure he is as healthy as possible.
It’s not as rare as the video would suggest, but he’s going above and beyond in volume.
1100 or 1173? Which is it.
Anti-D. For when she don’t want the D
Un-bloody-believable! Hope he gets over his health issues and has plenty of good years left!
Antibodies are curious things. They are quite elaborate proteins that can bind to a certain cellular structure such as a protein on the
outside of a malicious cell (eg bacterium). In the Rhesus-disease scenario the anti-D antibodies bind to the rhesus factor on blood cells.
In nature, many similar antibodies bind to different places of the same cellular structure with different efficiency. A sample of such an
In my country you are allowed to donate blood every 3 months, and plasma every 2 weeks.
But ONLY a day or two
antibody mix is called polyclonal. If you produce antibodies artificially in cell culture you usually produce just one flavor of antibodies
that all target the same place on the same cellular structure, these are called monoclonal antibodies. It has been shown that monoclonal
Wait how old is he?
antibodies are worse than polyclonal antibodies when it comes to fighting Rhesus-disease. Also, it has been shown that monoclonals can
cause inflammation and other complications. Polyclonals extracted from a human (cell line) thus work better and are safer.
In order to produce polyclonals in cell lines we first need to know the identity of the individual antibodies in the mix. We have that
technology now for about 10 years but things take time in medicine.
We already unhealthy population growth. do I have to be the bad guy and say there is 2 million more people on this earth that shouldn't be?
I have a friend that just lost her baby because of this issue, they were going in to do the blood tests they day they found out.
I really want to donate blood but my type 1 diabetes stops me.
I've got a special serum that you can give it to woman to make them pregnant. It's quite painless and she won't feel a thing.
Is it possible to draw all the blood from a person when they die? Like for donation?
Yup, the guy is a bad ass for sure. Hes saved a lot of lives, by doing this.
not in the uk i think, maybe get a biscuit if ur woozy
considering he's got some anti-body they need id say the rules dont apply to him and instead of the generalised limit he has a specialist
I was hoping the anti-d antigen was keeping my all these Thots from getting laid
who makes sure he can give the largest volume of blood without damaging his health
We need to get the stem cells from his bone marrow, grow them in a lab and continue providing this after he dies
In fact, the technology exists to do this with all the blood types so that hospitals are never short on blood.
This is amazing
Not given to mothers who already have Anti-D. Only to those who are Rh negative and may form it. Rh disease only affects the newborn.
yeah it's super easy but big pharma wants to milk old men instead. Also cancer is cured by eating this weird fruit, click here to find out
why not both?
well there is a certain amount at any given time
So how are they gonna make it now or is there more people like him
Wow, I did not know rhogam was made from human blood! It’s seriously a life changing shot.
It comes out to donating every 3 weeks. This guy donates more often than I get haircuts.
I’m needlephobic. I should stop being a jerk and give blood for the first time.
is he sure
I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking this hahaha
The Anti-D antibody is not rare at all. In his case he had a very very high amount in his blood which they used to save lives.
i bet then they charge who ever gets it a couple of grand
Be sure to not live too long before you die, or your organs will be no good.
So he dies??
I can't donate because my body is hot garbage.
Antibodies like anti-D are found in your plasma not your red blood cells. You can give plasma every 2 weeks
If the father is positive for the D antigen (so like A Pos) then she will need shots, if he is negative there is no need.
Can you imagine knowing you saved 2 million people's lives?
That guy shouldn't have to buy his own beer ever
OP's mother also increased the population by 2 million
To be able to do it so often (~17 times a year) they have to filter out what they need, probably plasma, and pump the red blood cells back
so he was drained much less than at a normal full blood donation. Doesn't make it less of an achievement, just to persuade the german in me.
Nah, tea and biscuits is standard. T-shirt definitely not.
Donated 1,173 times OVER 62 years. Not FOR.
So you know your child wont be ok without intervention but you want your own instead of helping existing children that need a parent?
Infinite karma. Good man. Great man.
Why not 1200?
So why is this his last time giving blood?
I have a hard time understanding people not wanting to adopt, especially for parents of babies with complications. Is it that important?
As a matter of fact, I do wear a cape, but I’ve only donated four gallons. Not all at once, mind you.
Yeah or maybe just take the plasma with the antibodies and pump the rest back so he can come every 3 weeks normally instead of fuck him over
Not trying to attack, everyone is welcome to their choices/opinion, just very confusing for me.
The last one is a sore one. But better than the alternative.
Rip his veins.
Would he say, “Aui! Throw me a stubby cunt? I’m learning Australian.
And that is pretty much what he did.
I read about him in 'The Age'. Great guy.
This is simplified to the point of inaccuracy of course but 140 chars is really not much for such a big topic.
From what I recall, Australia has free health care. It does raise a interesting question though.
If it was the case, would he been able to press the prices on it?
With the fact he's 81 and the amount of lives he's saved he definitely deserves his retirement.
AB-, pointless for me to donate, though I think my plasma is useful
onion chopping ninjas..
That would mean he can't donate more blood due to being permanently intoxicated.
I think we need less people in the world. Thanos 2020.
If I understand correctly I’m RH- which means I’d depend on his donations if I was going to have more children. I know of several babies -
I am fairly sure that it has to be done as a way to kill the person, and not drained from a corpse.
Golden arm? you mean blood?
Well if you die as a hero, chances are you donate a lot of blood at once
that wouldn’t have made it if the mothers didn’t get the injections. He & others like him have indeed saved lives.
Anti-D .. that's the romantic story of my life
Did you read anything at all!?
But not right after he gives blood. He'd get way too fucked up.
"Doctors have advised him to retire for his own health concerns."
I have O- blood but can't donate due to having heart problems. It really sucks...I'd love to give, but my doctor/cardiologist won't let me.
It’s a personal choice. Strangers don’t get a say in someone’s personal choices.
I'm planning on donating a lot of blood after school is over for me
He doesnt have to drink all of it
In the UK you get tea or squash, and either crisps or a pack of biscuits. My fave is custard creams. Plus awards for milestone donations.
Just secretly leave bags of it at your local hospital in the dead of night. Wear a cape if want.
Thanos would be very upset with this man.
He needs to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize or something
You also get a text telling you when your blood was used, which makes me feel even more amazing afterwards.
I'm alive because of this guy. And until I was told I couldn't, I gave blood to honor what he did. He's my hero.
Thanos must hate him.
You have saved 2.4 million lives!! Here’s some balloons!
At first I thought he was a sperm donor
Man, he had a lot of blood.
Couldn't just let them have that one could ya?
Are you still talking about him or did we switch to Steve Rogers?
81 year old retires at 81 years old.
This isn't like a disability the child inherits. The mother's immune system (if D neg.) produces antibodies against the child's blood 1/3
actually most of your organs tend to be pretty good if you die and they take them out quickly (within a few minutes, maybe a couple hours)
I'm iron deficient, and donating makes it even worse. Sorry babies.
Thank you for the great explanation.
He’s saved over 2 million kids. More than you can ever achieve.
And then there's me who passes out each time.
donate all of it *Kappa*
It’s not a complication? It just means theres a hence her baby could be rejected by her body due to antibodies. Simple fix = 1 Rhogam shot
If the kid's D pos (meaning having a Dpos daddy) under birth. Before that, their blood don't get in touch. Firstborn should be fine 2/3
2nd pregnancy means mom's antibodies will get in placenta and "attack" 2nd D+ child. This is easily preventable when mom gets antibody
what rule is that? iron is too low in your blood or what?
Men are allowed 4 donations per year. he was donating since his 18th year, that means he was donating for 63 years. That totals to 252 times
I have anemia. I gave blood a few times, especially after 9/11, then found out that they wanted me to stop bc of it. This guy is the GOAT
Sounds like a Bond villain.
Hmm. I wonder what it is that they need. It is probably still rare, but more people knowing what it is, may increase donations.
Not everything can be practically synthesized. Organic life happens to be really good at making complex organic molecules like proteins.
Oi* what you spelled would be pronounced like owie. From one Aussie to another <3
In 1st pregnancy. Her immune system won't produce her own antibodies. Easy to prevent.Also, some women don't know they're D- before pregnant
I would guess there are people working on how to make these antibodies with GMO bacteria or farm animals.
I assumed anti-D would just terminate the pregnancy
Dude must have amazing blood pressure. I’m in 40’s and nearly pass out on my “once a year” donation at work just like all the other lemmings
81 year old man retires at 81 years old!?!? Crazy
Charlton Heston level shit there
No and they are.
The kids he has saved should rotate on holding (and buying) the beers for him.
How did he find out he had it? Does anyone else in his family? His children?
There's worse ways to go.
Not at once, at least. Him being an aussie, he'd propably need 4-5 days to get through them all.
A commercial version of his antibody, called RhoGAM, is now available. Other like him for other diseases. We learn a lot from outliers.
Check out the German word for birth control
20x donating platelets, 2hr-ish visit each time. 1100 of any donation is insane tho.
People concerned about human overpopulation?
I've donated 20ish times, but can't do it anymore without getting my DNA registered in a national genome database. So no more blood from me.
Drain him completely when he dies.
I’ve donated twice. The 1st time I was honest - I was a virgin. The 2nd time I lied because tho I’ve had sex with men, I knew my status 1/?
I have a similar issue, used to donate until i got hospitalized because of it. Now my doctors tell me no :(
and knew the blood would be screened and that I was safe. The third time I was honest and said I was gay and they turned me away. The 2/?
Not sure if these are standard 350ml transfusions but if so, thats almost 110 gallons of blood!
Probably not tho, esp as he got older they probably didnt take the full amount from him
Your blood isn't special nigga!
next year I tried again and they turned me away when they looked me up and said “sorry, you’re indefinitely banned.” I just want to help.
looks around for one bad comment..... can't find it...... am now happy. what a good human
Whole blood in US is 8 weeks. Platelets 2 weeks. Plasma might be 3 but in lab I only remember the ones I donated.
So 3 weeks is very accurate.
They never have my size!! Size XXL people donate blood, too (my chest won’t fit comfortably in anything smaller)!
Ive had rhogam. This guy has done me a great service.
Or, you know, you could state it here for everyone.
3-4 is a hell of a lot more than 0.
The university I go to has flyers up for a free pint of beer when you donate a pint of blood. Pretty good deal...
And make then pints!
Well, he certainly doesn't owe the world anything more.
I do also have a golden arm, for different reason....
Was chatting to me mum the other day. She had to take an anti-D injection so this guy kinda save my life as a baby. So thats pretty cool.
It's not blood, only platelets, allowing the frequent donations. Opposite blood types doesn't = problems, but anti-d eliminates the risk.
well this guy may have helped my kids live, wife needed to get injections because of different blood types...so ty sir
He could be gay
Where are his 1173 virgins?
So are they looking for others?
This guy fucks
No, even in the United States it's about $200 (per Wikipedia).
I didn't realise he was an OAM recipient. He should be knighted, too bad Malcolm Turncoat dropped Knights & Dames.
he should receive a medal.
Apparently the reason for that is anal sex spreads HIV easier than PnV. Dumb to single out gays because hetero people do it too.
I'm sure you've got it covered butbsomething the docs didnt tell me, You need vit c to absorb iron. And calcium to absorb viatmin c. X
I need anti-d! A rhesus neg here and had to have it with both of my kids. I salute you fella!
I think I already have anti-D.
Flat earth nut jobs
I signed up to be a bone marrow donor. Just been waiting to be called. Now I’m prego and scared someone will need me but I can’t.
Could be due to places OP has travelled or lived in past. Ex: In 2001 the US FDA banned blood donations from Europe bc Mad Cow Disease.
This guy deserves a Nobel Prize!
Bloody legend. No pun intended.
Ya but there’s a higher chance they do it more, kinda have to.
As a hospital blood banker and transfusion specialist I can say this guy is amazing and the story is true. All the kudoes to him.
This just inspired me to schedule another donation.
I really enjoyed this comment.
Anti-D for when a chastity belt just isn't enough. Anti-D call us now on 1800 Antid and you could win a lifetimes supply of condoms.
Call me Thanos but fuck having 2 million more people
2020 is the year of hindsight
global warming nut jobs?
I knew this was down here somewhere
I can't, either. Both because of medical conditions and medications I take for said conditions
I need to start donating again. My life was saved because of blood transfusions. But I'm pregnant right now so I can't.
When i first saw this story i had to pause cuz he looks so much like my dad did, i briefly questioned if he faked his own death.
Phleb love to this guy too tho!
How do we find out if we have it?
My bub and i needed the anti-D. He is a hero and i am so thankful people like him exsist. My daughter is alive today thanks to him.
i would donate but i dont want to get infected by a needle
You can donate platelets more often than whole blood.
My blood has the full regime of anthrax vaccinations, so it actually kinda is.
Lucky he’s not gay, would have cost an awful lot of children their lives.
It says in the post that doctors advised him to retire for his own health.
The man with the golden arm is also a frank Sinatra movie in which he plays a heroin addict that was just released from jail
You are not a jerk for being affected by a debilitating condition. I am needlephobic and i shut down at the sight of them.
You can donate part of your liver while you're alive, and it regrows so you can do that multiple times.
Plasma too. Not sure which this guy did.
That's incredibly awesome. But we can make antibodies now, so I wonder whether his services would still be needed.
I'm an RH factor. He helped my children survive my pregnancies. He was an amazing man.
I gove every 2 and a half weeks plasma and platelets.
Really awesome. I get a little faint just thinking about the blood going into the tube. Need a gallon of O.J. just for this
It is, for many
Then then healthcare companies sell these for 1k a pop and this man gets nothing. True story.
My bad. I missed it
That rule is based on 80's prejudice and is literally killing people.
Nah mate 3 at most
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Does anyone know how they found out he had this rare anti body?
He probably donates plasma, which means he can donate a lot more often.
In America, he gets juice and cookies while the pharmaceutical company gets $600 per pill
I've donated double red blood cells before. The feeling as the slightly colder plasma is pumped back into you is... unsettling, to be brief.
Yeah but he's retired
B negative . but can't donate due to taking meds.
True hero, he WILL see Heaven
College campuses will do it mostly. College kids will do anything for a free t shirt.
Not if it was standard American beer.
Exactly why they should do screening but nope just exclude perfectly healthy donors real smart
It's evolution. Now those deficiences will be bred in to the next generation. A couple more and no one will be able to give birth naturally.
That might be it. They need the antibodies, nothing else.
how much does "anti-D" cost? how much did they give back to this guy? Why not give him a job giving blood? If he dies, do we have a back up?
I clicked there. Was disappointed.
You uh...do get vaccinated right?
What sort of monster down votes this post?
You can't control an irrational fear, not your fault. But if you're scared of the pain, I can tell you you barely feel a thing!
What an amazing guy! Wish it was easier for me to give blood too.
Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself.
Google-fu says: Blood goes bad fast, +you can only take it from registered donors, and then they prioritise getting the 1/2
organs, and you need to leave the blood in until the organs are harvested, by which time the blood is probably clotted and useless.
Even better, I'll wear a ski mask and all black clothes. Making it a truly anonymous delivery is more humble!
Same for me. Lied the first time for giving an example (I work in a highschool). They don't want my gay blood.
As a prego lady w/ - blood and a partner with + blood, I salute this man. I would not be able to make another baby without people like him.
The choice isn’t personal when it involves bringing a child into the world. Would you not question someone who knows they have Huntington’s
who decides to have children?
aren't antibodies temporary?
I thought people got paid for donating in the US? (Here you get a small gift if you want one. They have collectible Moomin mugs!)
Not really. It does not grow back quite the same. So while you probably could. They don't.
And they charge you $2000 for anti-D.
How do you know if you have such blood??
"... that needed James' bood."
2 million people? We need Thanos.
I just don't look personally and it works for me. Give it a go, if you can do it great for you, it not then you can say you tried.
I ended up doing it lately. Half pressured into it. Just look away, maybe laugh about it.
I really wish to give blood but me being gay means I can't in the US.
I used to be like that. I would vomit at the sight of them. But then I almost died and spent 3 weeks in the hospital. The IVs popped 1
At least in North Carolina, I don't know about other states.
Or a tinnie, some grog, or the sauce
It's a question, actually, not a decision I'm making for them. Nowhere do I say 'let's vote to take away the choice'
Every vein in my arms. They finally put in a picc line. If you don't know what that is look it up. I dont give any shits about them anymore.
If it helps, I’ve never donated a drop since I’m an aichmophobic little bitch.
a hero? maybe. is he getting paid to “donate”?
Have they identified anyone to take his place?
2 James Harrison’s retired this year
PLASMA. There is a difference!
Better than I can say. I donated once and tested false-positive for Hep C. All research I've done says I can't donate again.
Plasma. NOT whole blood.
In my country no t shirt but always a free lunch filled with cookies and sweets. I donated 30 rimes, 15 liters of blood...so metal...
Not if it's bud light
Plasma is different than whole blood. Anemic people might still be able to donate plasma.
He donated plasma. NOT whole blood.
Anti-D should be given before they're pregnant.
Donate blood. They'll test it and tell you. They also do my serum cholesterol, and report back.
Won't feel a thing, huh? Well there's your problem...
What if he's like me and prefers cider?
Well, I've wondered what the record was. I'm 35 and have given 50 times. Long way to go!
Why not adopt? Seems rather selfish to know you're baby will be in danger and have it anyways.
Donate. Let THEM figure out which parts will go toward saving lives.
Getting pregnant knowing you're blood will kill your baby makes you an undue burden on the health system. Adopt.
1) not antigen, antigens are what antibodies target. 2) Its not that rare. There are hundreds known worldwide and any Rh- person is a (1)
potential donor if they're exposed to Rh+ blood. (2)
So how does 1173 blood donations save that many lives?
Good on you for still donating, even though you faint each time. I've heard of heroes like you.
why cant you?
They made a movie about this guy. It was called Mad Max: Fury Road.
Dang 1,000 times. His arm must be 100% scar tissue by now.
Hey boy, PBR is still the greatest beer ever made!!.....hands down...wheres my rafle?
... gonna take pollution down to zero?
God bless this man!
It's amazing that he have done that.. and I wish that I could donate blood but sadly I can't.
Water toxicity tho
My reason was asthma and a low oxygen count or something in my blood. It's pretty disheartening knowing you can't help in that way.
Truly they are... HisBabes
Aahhhh got to it before I could. Good one ol chap! Updoot for same sick humor!
Eh, because in that same logic it's less selfish to adopt because there are 400,000+ kids in FC at any given moment in the USA.
Wrong... There are over 500 doners in the US program right now.
And that is why I don't want to have kids.
You're going to end up having the Anti-D just like OP.
Ah I figured it out, it must be the Jehovah Witness peeps.
The donation process is like donating plasma. Simple blood test to see if you're a carrier.
...that's almost 19 times a year...
Antibabypillen. Actually. Not making a joke.
Because of his blood donations, he has saved 2.5 million babies. A true legend!
I was told eat stuff with iron, never heard vitamin c helps. Thank you!
And they ripped them off for sure ;)
I wish I could donate blood.
Must have been much more unregulated than I thought back in his day. Only being able to donate every 56 days now would make this take /1
Somewhere around 168 years. 2/2
Ask your parents about it
More than 900 liters of blood if he gives 800 ml each time.
Plot twist: He has hepatitis.
So I shouldn't have kids because I have a rh negative blood type? It's not like I have a disease.
So what do we do now!?
I want to donate blood now.
That title. . . "The Man With The Golden Arm" is a movie. Starring Frank Sinatra. As a heroin junky. Just sayin'.
As someone who needed anti d throughout two pregnancies I’m so grateful that there’s people out there willing to contribute so much
my mom probably got blood from him so my sister and i could be born
He saved over 2 million lives. Simply astounding.
As a gay man, I understand but I still wish I could donate blood. I am however an organ downer so I guess that's better than nothing.
The man with the Golden Arm. Hail!
Also I apparently can't spell for shit.
Well, if the world wasn't so squeamish about cloning, we could have exactly that.
I used to donate plasma a lot. I like to think I made some corporation a little bit richer. Brick by brick folks.
Didn't they recently change the rules so gay men can donate if they say they haven't had sex in a year?
In the US. Forgot to put that.
As someone with a heart condition preventing me from donating, thanks for donating! <3<3<3
OP made it clear he donated BLOOD in title
Oh darn. I have given blood and they didn’t tell me I had the goods.
If some of those women learned Anti-D they wouldn't need the medication
Imagine collecting all that blood in one place? Would be like something out of a horror movie.
I was under the impression you couldn't donate blood more often than 8 weeks at a time.
Get this man an apple juice!
81-18=63 yrs. 63x52=3276 weeks. 3276 weeks/1100 times= 2.97 weeks per donation? Probably made an exception for him for antibodies?
It's a bitch to make antibodies without growing them in human hosts, as far as I know. I don't think you can grow them in prokaryotes.
Is the no to the fact that the technology exists or to using his blood? Because if it's to the technology, I have news for you.
then buy him cider.....
im surprised they didnt install a tap in his arm...
probably give him an exception cause his blood is so important, also he may have a special diet that helps him regen blood quicker
might make the people that use it gay.... thats how gays reproduce isnt it? /s
hehe ye i noticed that aswell ^^
increased the population by 2-million? this guy fucks more than genghis khan
doctors now hate you
We Imgurians aren't allowed to donate blood. Something about causing cancer.
I was talking about the rounding up to 1200 not down to 1100
Single-handedly compensates for all else that'll kill you in Australia.
Also needlephobic. Donating blood actually makes all other needles relatively easy to cope with. Well, after you stop passing out anyway
What an idiot. I'd be charging for mah blood! No free rides, baby!
Not to demotivate you; that thing is fucking massive. Have someone distract you.
They didn't advise him to stop, in Australia you legally can't give blood after age 81. Seems like there should be some exceptions...
If they are already pregnant it's too late to give them Anti-D. Obviously clickbait.
I've gotten all my shots, even had to get rabies shots which back in the day was 3 sets of 7 shots directly into the stomach. Its not cool
OMG, this is such fresh news! Thanks for the update! No, never mind. Fuck off, it's been on here for like 5 days. Get a life.
That's 3-4 times more than me
He donated blood plasma instead of blood, which can be done every two weeks apparently.
From the video it looks like he's donating his plasma, he doesn't loose his red blood cells and means he can donate more frequently.
I have a rare blood type. I need to donate more often
Haha just about to post that. You must be aussie
Hey! I learned about this guy from a meme!
Ah, well look at that.
Who the hell downvotes this?
I was obviously talking about jesus
I'm needlephobic, but I've kinda grown out of it except for iv's. I'm fine when getting vaccinated and I still get a little squeamish if 1/?
I look at the needle while getting blood drawn. I haven't been able to do an iv ever because I'll get nauseous and feel like I'm gonna 2/?
Pass out. I'll have a full blown panic attack when I see the iv needle. It's kind of ironic, because I have a serious medical condition 3/?
Where I have to be put under for an upper and lower endoscopy once or twice a year to check for tumors and they'll have to use the gas. 4/4
Yep, you can't produce antibodies in prokaryotes because there is no environment in bacterial cells where disulfide bonds could form. Thus
you need to use eukaryotic cells for antibody production because they have such an environment (endoplasmic reticulum). Disulfide bonds are
important for antibody structure and function - no disulfide bonds, no working antibody.
How old was he when he retired? I can't understand that from the title.
The baby is not in danger if the mother gets the shots.
Wow didn’t know that thanks
Dang :/ maybe he’s +/- and you’ll luck out.
Im heterosexual and a woman so even though I sleep with men I lack the necessary bits to be gay.
Lived in England prior to 1995 in Australia you can’t donate blood. I also am anaemic a lot so it’s probably no good.
Oh so there could be so many more but they either aren’t allowed or aren’t donating.
Jokes on yall, I have herpes, so I can't donate! No guilt or responsibility!
Plot twist, he is HIV positive.
Or have never been tested so they don't know they carry it.
Such a shame can’t they do it at birth? You know like with the genetic defect phenylketonuria thing
Is this something they would be detected if you w ed re to donate your blood. Like would they tell you or you have to go and get test done?
That's cool! I'm not a person who can, but I thought they just took it and that was that. I didn't know they would analyze it and tell you.
He's absolutely a hero
Can someone explain to me how 1173 blood donations would save 2 million lives?
Immune suppressant medication make you a no go on donations.
Nope just bi
Tbh people donate too much at an unregulated pace. However this man is the exception because his blood has a more specific purpose.
That's my last resort.
My son is alive because of this man. Thank you Mr. Harrison