Hats off: James Harrison made his 1,000th blood donation and saved then 78, saves more than 2 million babies through blood donations

James Harrison, 78, has been donating blood plasma nearly every week for the past 60 years to pay it forward after he underwent a chest operation in 1951 to remove a lung when he was 14 years old.

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James Harrison made his 1,000th blood donation in 2011, earning himself a Guinness World Record, officials said.

“When I came out of the operation, or a couple days after, my father was explaining what had happened,” Harrison said in the recent interview on the monthly TV health program.

“He said I had (received) 13 units (liters) of blood and my life had been saved by unknown people,” he added. “He was a donor himself, so I said when I’m old enough, I’ll become a blood donor.

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