A name of both ancient Anglo-Saxon and Norman roots, ‘Harrison’ and its equally popular spelling variants such as ‘Harris’, has been present on British shores from the earliest times.
Many bearers of the name were to be found on the battlefield, while others have found fame at an international level through a diverse and colourful range of more peaceful pursuits.
Their proud and stirring tale is recounted here.
His blood is given in the form of the special Anti-D Vaccine – developed specifically from his blood.
So precious is this blood that his own life has been insured for $1m, while in May of 2011 he recorded his 1,000th blood donation.