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Mar 5, 2015

James Harrison and Zachary Meyer (/u/bobandgeorge) are both the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss the history of rhesus disease; James’ surgery at the age of 14 in which he needed a major blood transfusion; his involvement with the Anti D program; the need for blood donations; /u/ironyx’s original call to help find a bone marrow donor for his nephew; how Zach signed up to be a bone marrow donor as a result of a post by Erik Martin, and Alexis documents his trip to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital to donate blood.

 

This episode features James Harrison, Xaoming Gibb (RH Program Director at the Red Cross), Tim Wong (Australian Red Cross), Simon McMillan, April McMillan, Zachary Meyer, and Jesse Sims (Content Coordinator at Ting).

 

This episode is sponsored by Ting and Squarespace.



Relevant Links:

 

The TIL Post on James Harrison

 

/u/ironyx’s post about seeking help for his nephew’s bone marrow transplant

 

Erik Martin’s blog post urging redditors to sign up to become bone marrow donors

 

Zachary Meyer’s AMA

 

Ting’s Subreddit


Alexis’ recent trip to the LA Children’s Hospital to donate blood

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