Donating plasma for extra money.

December 7, 2017 1:27pm CST
I go to a local center and donate plasma twice a week. This is plasma for medical research and they provide me with a stipend for donating. If make it for both visits, I get $75 a week. If I make it to the 6th, 7th and 8th visit in the month, I'm given a bonus per visit. Basically, providing I'm not sick and don't get any bruises that bar me from donating, I can receive an extra $360 a month. I've been using every penny from my plasma to pay bills, but today I'll take the kids to Olive Garden after my plasma donation. I have a $25 gift card my job gave me a few months ago. I'll cover the difference and the tips with my prepaid debit card that my money gets deposited on. I love that I can help the medical community and my pockets at the same time. My next few donations after this though, my payments will be applied to my electric and cell phone bill so that I can be AHEAD on my bills. Yay. There can be side effects though so while this works for me, it doesn't work for everyone as a way for extra money. Of course there are people who don't like needles so this wouldn't work for them either.
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• Derby, England
7 Dec
Wow I had no idea yo could do this. We don't get paid for donating anything in England but our medical is free too
5 people like this
7 Dec
Here, you can sign up for medical trials and they provide you a stipend for that. Sometimes it is at a hospital or at a college.
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• London, England
7 Dec
Found this site where you can get paid in England: They pay £100 for donating 600 mls of blood.
Registration details to take part in UK Clinical Trials
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@Corbin5 (82146)
• United States
7 Dec
Those donations are of such importance to so many. Glad you can help yourself and others at the same time.
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7 Dec
Yeah. It's not something I want to do all the time though because it can take a toll on the body.
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@Scrapper88 (1233)
• United States
7 Dec
When I was donating plasma; I was only getting a little over 200 dollars per months. I was donating twice a week too. This was several years back.
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8 Dec
I think it depends on the company.
@Daelii (2160)
• United States
7 Dec
thats so great you can do that! I hope you and your kids have a great time out for dinner! see more of that awesome city! I hate needles but loved being able to help out. That plasma can save lives and does! I wish I didn't bruise easily. :( I still have one on the back of my right hand from bumping it on a door handle over a week ago!
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7 Dec
I hear that! I don't necessarily bruise easily but when I do bruise, it seems like it lasts forever. We will actually be taking the bus to the mall in the next town over. Still, it will be fun. Plus we will be picking up tons of stuff from sears that I got free thanks to shop your way rewards points
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@Daelii (2160)
• United States
7 Dec
@acrogodess that is awesome! check their coupons online! I posted about free soda from the coupons. I also got a ton of deals like 7 off 7 purchase in select departments
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7 Dec
@Daelii I don't have a local Kmart so no free soda for me. :(
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@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
8 Dec
This is something unfortunately I cannot do due to Medical issues. It is a good thing for those who can do it though
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8 Dec
I understand. My son got excited until I reminded him that he's diabetic so cannot do this
@hereandthere (24263)
• Philippines
8 Dec
if i remember correctly, another mylotter also donates plasma - @gardengerty. is the process the same as blood donation? do they extract the same amount of blood? what are the side effects?
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8 Dec
They give back the blood and only keep the plasma in this process. Some of the side effects can including numbness in the fingers and toes, nausea, light headedness, chest pains, blood in the urine and more. They make you read a bunch of info and sign off on it.
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@maezee (27893)
• United States
8 Dec
Thats a good way to make some exttra money. I would if I wasnt si afraid of needles!
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@paigea (21251)
• Canada
8 Dec
That is a great monthly amount for a side line. Glad some of ut is going foe a treat.
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@marlina (62586)
• Canada
7 Dec
I did not know that a person could do this.
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@Courtlynn (51353)
• United States
7 Dec
Yeah I definitely wouldn't do that.. but could for you.
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