Australian ‘Man With The Golden Arm’ Retires After Saving 2.4 Million Babies

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An Australian blood donor who has saved 2.4 million lives with 1,172 donations of his rare antibody-containing plasma has retired from giving blood after turning 81—the legal limit in Australia. What do you think?

“I’ll always have tremendous respect for people who are able to bleed this profusely.”

Douglas Wendt • Player Piano Repairman

“That’s too bad. I hear after 2.5 million babies they give you a T-shirt.”

Candice McCarthy • Lamination Expert


“Psht—I’m always handing out bags of my blood to children I see and nobody calls me a hero.”

Stan Sathers • Systems Analyst