On his 81st birthday, the Australian James Harrison made his last donation this Friday surrounded by some of the mothers and children he saved his life with his blood. The man has a precious antibody in his plasma with which for six decades he has contributed to create vaccines that fight the hemolytic disease of the newborn (EHRN, or fetal erythroblastosis). This disorder occurs when the mother produces antibodies during pregnancy that attack her baby’s red blood cells.

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