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Blood donor who saved millions gives his last pint

James Harrison, nicknamed 'the man with the golden arm,' has made his last blood donation after donating blood 1,173 times and saving the lives of over 2.4 million babies over several decades. 

The 81-year-old Australian James Harrison has a rare antibody in his blood, and by donating that blood 1,173 times, he's helped more than 2.4 million babies.

However last week, he gave his final donation. 

Harrison's antibody is used to make the lifesaving medication called Anti-D.

The Australian Red Cross says the drug is given to mothers whose blood is at risk of attacking their unborn babies, and is created using plasma from donors. 

Harrison was a pioneer in the program to make Anti-D, and he's been giving blood isnce 1967.

It's earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for donations, and a Medal of the Order of Australia for his ongoing support. 

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