Terry Rowling has done his fair share to save lives, having racked up an impressive 175 blood donations over the past 55 years.
Mr Rowling received a commemorative badge from the Red Cross for bringing up the milestone figure.
He was 20 years old when he went off to his first blood donation at the original Bathurst Base Hospital.
“One of the sisters did it and the needle was not that sharp and it left a nice, big bruise on my arm,” Mr Rowling said.
“I enjoy donating and I’ll keep going back as long as I can.”
As one person donating blood can benefit up to three people, Mr Rowling said he is happy to contribute to “a good cause”.
“I’ll keep on donating as long as possible,” he said.
For anyone who is contemplating donating blood, Mr Rowling said there is “nothing to it” and all you need to do is “line up and just do it”.
He said it had been a lot of fun over the years as he got to know many people.
He plans to make his next donation in March.