Bonny Hills resident Judy Love has been giving blood since 1959 and says she will continue until she can't any longer.
The Port Macquarie Blood Donor Centre held a plasma party on Wednesday, January 22 to promote awareness about the importance of donating the valuable substance.
Staff and donors wore yellow to represent plasma as being 'liquid gold' to its recipients.
Mrs Love was at the event on Wednesday, January 22 for her 419th donation.
She has continued to give blood regularly over the years, apart from a few breaks in times of having children, being overseas and due to illness.
Mrs Love said the staff at the centre have become like a second family.
"I love the staff here, they're beautiful," she said.
As a regular donor, Mrs Love said it's inspired her to maintain her health.
"I've always been very active," she said.
Blood Service spokesperson Lynette Cassapi said the centre was attempting to break a record on January 22, by collecting 50 or more plasma donations.
The demand for plasma continues to grow rapidly each year.
"Plasma can be used in 18 different ways and with demand for this powerful component of blood growing every year, donations are always needed," Mrs Cassapi said.
"Each donation helps treat people suffering serious burns or cancer, protects people with brain or blood disorders and protects kids against chick pox."
Another donor, Grace Eggert has been giving blood since 1964 and said giving blood and plasma is an easy process.
"Where else can you lie down in the middle of the working day?," she said.
Mrs Cassapi said donating plasma takes about 45 minutes and 1.5 hours for the whole appointment.
"You can donate as often as every two weeks," she said.
To make an appointment or to learn more about donating plasma, call 13 14 95 or visit lifeblood.com.au
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