Money for Blood/ Plasma

United States
March 5, 2009 4:50pm CST
Did you know that you can give your blood plasma and make an extra few dollars? I found a local plasma center and gave mine yesterday and then I go back tomorrow and give more. I make $90 in the long run, unless you are a returning client, then it goes down to $70 a week. You can only give twice a week but you can repeat every week. There are a few side effects and of course, you have to be completely healthy to give. It was nice laying there for an hour during the process...you have no worries, no problems and don't even have to talk to anyone. I wanted to fall asleep but wouldn't want to be there for hours instead of an hour. I just figured I would let those of you that didn't know about this. I have read many posts about not having enough money and it may not be much but it's something. Plus, you can help thousands of people in the meantime..which really makes you feel good.
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@mrsl2008 (635)
5 Mar 09
It's great that you are giving blood. The money is a bonus and provided you take it easy you should be fine. The fact they pay is a great motivation for people toi actually give blood, I know alot of people who would give but don't make time except for my mum. She always donated but she has been ruled out on medical grounds now. I can't give blood due to a medical condition. Well done to you, I think that is a fantastic suggestion. A plus for the medical profession & the people who need blood along with a few extra dollars for people who need it. Keep up the good work x MrsL x x
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@Marcola (2776)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I've been doing that for a couple of years. Do you mean you make $90 twice in a week? That's pretty good. The most I've ever gotten was $75 for two times in a week. What sort of side effects have you had? I've got scars on both arms, but I don't mind that since money is involved. I've used my left arm more than my right one, and I do experience some discomfort with the needle in my left arm sometimes. I also have this tingly feeling in my left pinky that might be related to donating.
• United States
18 Mar 09
The only side effects that I have ever had after donating is nausea, dizziness and just being tired. They tell you to drink lots of water before and eat a nice meal about 2 hours before. Plus, drink lots more water the next 48 hours after donating. I tried everything but can't seem to shake the nauseous feeling. I made $90 including both times in one week. I know the pay goes down once you become a regular donor though. I don't have any other difficulties while donating. Apparently I have pretty good veins in both arms too. I can alternate and the needle doesn't hurt at all. I have had bigger needles while being pregnant with my boys, lol.
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
5 Mar 09
That's a good idea, but it only works for those of you who live in the USA. Here in Canada, we are not paid, we have to "donate" our blood. I stopped going about 20 years ago because I am anemic and it takes me way too long to recover. I used to have to take extra iron pills so my test blood would not "float" in the jar. You are right though, giving blood saves lots of lives. On that note, have you considered being an organ donor? I am an organ donor. I told my husband that if I die, my organs are to be donated and then I want to be cremated. We have a registry of organ donors in our province, so I am registered. You can't take it with you!
• United States
5 Mar 09
Yes. I have been an organ donor since the day I got my license. My whole family is the same way. You are very right, you can't take anything with you, so why not save a life in the process. If someone needed a kidney or whatever I can provide while I am still living, I would be more than willing. I don't think the majority of "healthy" people understand how much our participation actually helps out. Whether it be a dollar to the homeless (the true homeless) or blood or whatever we can spare, it pays off and helps other people. Maybe we should have more people out there that are that way, the world would be such a nicer place to live.
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