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Nobody should ever hit anyone.
Nobody should ever rape anyone.
Nobody should ever murder anyone.
Nobody should ever beat anyone.
Nobody should ever threaten anyone.
Nobody should ever insult anyone.
Nobody should ever make anyone uncomfortable.
Nobody should ever touch anyone without their consent.
Nobody should ever steal from anyone.
Nobody should ever humiliate anyone.
James Harrison: The Man With The Golden Arm
At the age of 14, Australian James Harrison underwent major chest surgery, requiring 12 litres of donated blood to keep him alive. By way of proving his gratitude, to those responsible for his life-saving ordeal, Harrison pledged to begin donating blood as soon as he reached the legal age to do so, and this promise soon allowed him to begin saving many lives of his own.
Harrison was initially unaware that his blood contained an incredibly rare plasma composition, which is used in the treatment of Rhesus disease in unborn babies and their mothers. However, upon learning of the rarity and consequential biological value of his particular type of blood, aged just 18, Harrison began donating as often as possible.
Fast forward over half a decade to 2011 and, having donated once every 2-3 weeks, Harrison was able to celebrate his monumental 1000th donation. This number is impressive itself, but when coupled with the fact that his donations have saved the lives of an estimated 2.4 million babies, the continued selfless actions of James Harrison, appropriately dubbed ‘the man with the golden arm’ have undoubtedly led to him becoming a real hero to many.
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