Every Friday I try to post a good news story – hopefully something a little inspirational.
The picture above is a guy called James Harrison of Australia, also known as the “man with the golden arm”.
He is a superhero.
Over the course of 57 years, he has saved the lives of over 2.2 million babies.
At the age of 14, Harrison underwent major chest surgery, requiring over 3 gallons of blood. Realizing the blood had saved his life, he made a pledge to start donating blood as soon as he could.
Harrison started donating in 1954, and after the first few donations, it was discovered that his blood contained an unusually strong and persistent antibody which cured Rhesus disease, the most common form of haemolytic disease of newborns (HDN). This uniqueness was considered so important, that his life was insured for $1 million after this discovery.
Your blood may or may not be as unique as this guys, but to someone it could be the difference between life and death. If you or someone you know has ever received a blood transfusion, or had surgery where blood was needed, you already know what a difference it makes.
I urge you to give blood if you can. It doesn’t hurt, it’s so simple ad it’s the easiest way you could be a superhero today.
If you’re scared of needles, get some help. There are plenty of therapies available that can help you. My favourite is, of course, Hypnotherapy, but others are available too.
So check out your local blood donation service and become a superhero.
Have a great weekend