The man with the Golden blood: as the Aussie saved the lives of two million babiesPictolic
Many years ago, Australian James Harrison was on the verge of death. The operation on chest lasted more than ten hours, the surgeons left a myriad of seams, and poured James about 13 liters of blood. All ended well, and when a young man came out of the hospital, he was determined that becoming a regular blood donor, to help people just like someone helped him. But then James didn't know how valuable a donor he will become.
Regularly donate blood and plasma Harrison was reaching the age of majority. He admits that after the surgery literally lived with the anticipation of when he would be allowed to donate. Soon he was summoned to a local hospital for a chat. There James said that his blood also contains antibodies, which play a vital role in the survival of children who have different RH factors with her mother.
It is known that if the mother is negative RH factor and the child — positive antibodies in the mother's blood is more active, reactions occur that lead to different negative consequences for jaundice of the newborn to a miscarriage. James blood found specific antibodies on the basis of which began to produce the vaccine immunoglobulin. Their appearance in the body of Australian doctors associated with the transfusion made him in his youth.