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Australian man James Harrison's blood has been used to develop an injection that has saved the lives of an estimated 2 million babies from rhesus disease. 00:12
Rhesus disease occurs when a woman with rhesus-negative blood is pregnant with a fetus with rhesus-positive blood. The woman's body produces antibodies to destroy the fetus's red blood cells. 00:24
James Harrison had an unusual antibody in his blood that was used to create an injection that can prevent pregnant women's bodies from creating the antibodies that attack a fetus's red blood cells. 00:41