James Harrison, an Australian, has a rare antibody that prevents babies from dying of Rhesus disease, and has been donating blood for 56 years to save the lives of over two million babies. This is the sort of hero that is worthy of a Nobel Prize. Click here for the original article.
This reminds me of Freakonomics where it discusses incentives and mentions blood donation. In the US you get paid for donating blood while across the pond in the UK you are expected to feel good (and drowsy). Funnily enough, the ‘warm feeling’ the UK has to offer beats the cold hard cash the yanks throw at you, as the statistics have shown that the UK gets more donations (probably per capita). Personally, I’ve been wanting to donate blood (I believe the minimum age is seventeen, so just under a month to go).