Please Sign Up for Weekly Newsletter of Beautiful Lands!

Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

James Harrison: The Australian Blood Donor Who's Saved the Lives of Two Million Babies

He's known as the 'Man with the Golden Arm', but he's no Bond Villain. James Harrison is a medical marvel. The 78-year-old Australian has saved the lives of more than two million babies by rolling up his sleeves. Mr Harrison says he never watches the needle go in when he turns up for his weekly blood plasma donation at Australian Red Cross clinics.

"I look at the nurses, the ceiling, the spots on the wall, anything but the needle. It's too macabre, I think; watching yourself get stuck with the needle," Mr Harrison said. The septuagenarian from the Central Coast has donated 800mL of blood plasma almost every week for the last 60 years. "That's 1105 donations. It'll be 1106 on Tuesday," he said.

The exceptional antibodies in Mr Harrison's blood plasma have thwarted a deadly disease that killed thousands of Australian babies every year until the 1960s. Rhesus disease occurs when a mother has rhesus-negative blood (RhD-negative) and her fetus inherits the father's RhD-positive blood type. Their blood types were essentially incompatible. But Mr Harrison's blood held the key to protecting newborns from the disease.

More Coverage

Posts Archives