Cootamundra auto mechanic and cycling and football identity Mark Loiterton is a long-term blood donor whose active lifestyle means his blood pressure, taken every three months, is always spot on.
Mr Loiterton, who'll retire at the end of June, has been giving blood since the early 1980s, and likes the reward of getting a text message when his blood is used in a hospital.
Mark Loiterton's next appointment with the Red Cross will be when the mobile unit visits Cootamundra on 28 May.
"It's a good thing and I just wish a few more people would do it," he says.
Mr Loiterton says it was an Apex drive that got him started, as an Apex member, in the early 1980s.
"I got out of the loop for a while but then I went back and started to donate again and I haven't really missed for a long time."
Regular donors give blood every three months, and it's a lot easier these days than it used to be.
"It used to be at the old district hospital, and the scariest part was a great big syringe they'd use for the local anaesthetic.
"It was a big stainless steel thing, they'd pull the handles back and whack you to numb your arm. They don't do any of that now and it's all changed - the needle feels like a sharp little scratch, as they call it, and the whole thing takes only 10 minutes."
Although he'll retire from running SM Autos in June, Mr Loiterton intends to do "something" part-time and will stay pretty active as president of the Cootamundra Cycle Club and a committee member for the Cootamunda Blues Aussie Rules Club.
His work in cycling includes being a referee at national and state events, and a great experience recently was to work at the Cadell Evans road race in January, where he rubbed shoulders with some of the best cyclists and officials - or "commissaires" as referees are called in Europe - in the world.
"Its a good sport, it keeps you fit and healthy and you meet some terrific people."