A kind-hearted brother and sister have saved 600 lives between them after they each donated a staggering 100 PINTS of blood.
Jane Darley, 66, and sibling Arthur Baldwin, 64, were presented with medals and certificates after they reached the incredible milestone at the same time.
Only one in every 100 donors usually reaches the landmark and NHS Blood and Transplant say every single blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.
Retired teaching assistant Jane, from Pinchbeck, Lincs., first started giving blood almost 50 years ago in 1967.
She said: “There are not many people get to 100 and I don’t think there are many siblings get to 100 and it’s especially unusual for them to be honoured at the same ceremony.
“I started when I was 17, that would be in 1967, because it’s something that doesn’t cost you anything and it’s helping a lot of people.”
Jane has already given a further five pints since she hit the 100 mark and said she plans to continue for as long as she can.
She added: “This is the first year I have had a text to say where my blood has gone and it went to a hospital in Hertfordshire.”
Her brother Arthur, from Donington, Lincs., first spotted an advert for blood donors when he was at agricultural college and went along with five friends “as a bit of a dare”.
He said: “I wasn’t fazed by it in any way and I have been proud to give blood ever since.
“There were three of us in the family at one stage giving blood and I would encourage newcomers to donate.”
Jane and Arthur were presented with certificates for reaching their 100th donation milestones at a special ceremony at Branston Hall in Lincoln.
The siblings brother John, 62, also regularly gave blood until 20 years ago when he had a blood transfusion after fracturing his pelvis in a jet ski accident.
Strict NHS rules means once a donor receives blood they are ruled out of making any more donations.
Arthur, who works in agricultural sales, said: “He had given blood all those years and got the benefit of receiving some.”
Arthur and Jane were joined at the ceremony by Robert Fletcher and Ian Hoult, both from Spalding, Lincs., who have also donated 100 pints of blood.
As well as medal and certificates, the group also received framed photographs and lapel badges to mark the milestone.