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Donating Plasma?
    #3652845 - 01/20/05 10:46 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Does anybody do this? I've been considering doing it at our local plasma center. I live in a college town and it is frequented by many students and is a very nice upscale clean facility. My idea is to go in for a couple of weeks... then take a week or two off, and then do it agin over a few months to get some easy and quick cash.


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: Gr8fulJ420]
    #3652949 - 01/20/05 11:31 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Used to do that when I was in school. Usually the more times you go in a month they give you a bonus or something. I think it was if you go 2 times a week for a month they gave a bonus. Bring a book or some good tunes, kick back, and let them drain you. I still have a scar from where the needle poked me. I looked like a junky. And the tie-dyes and long hair did a lot to further the image as well. I did it for a few months and then got too worn down. It did make me a bit tired.


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: Gr8fulJ420]
    #3653011 - 01/20/05 11:54 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i went a couple times while in college just for some beer/weed money.

but our local plasma center was a few blocks off campus in the ghetto... so the facility was shitty, the other donors where scary as hell (crackheads and whores) once you walked outside you had people tryin to sell you crack and prostitutes w/ no teeth and shit.

i actually bought weed off of the guy who would stick the tube in my arm and take the plasma!


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: Gr8fulJ420]
    #3653203 - 01/20/05 01:03 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I gave plasma for a few months. It takes a while, and the many of the people who stuck the needle in my arm sucked at it - they just jab it in there and it ends up in a real uncomfortable angle half the time - they're not nurses, by any stretch.

But it's easy, and it pays. If you are near a real good one, maybe the needle problem won't be as bad.


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: phi1618]
    #3653261 - 01/20/05 01:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

We don't get money for donating blood in Canada. We just do it to help people. If the dude who was going to stick me with a needle tried to sell me anything I'd get the hell out of there. That's pretty sketchy.


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: CherryBom]
    #3653338 - 01/20/05 01:47 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I donate blood occasionally, but the red cross has strict guidlines about drug abuse and donating blood. I know it doesn't matter blah blah, but I respect their rules.


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: CherryBom]
    #3653370 - 01/20/05 01:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

we donate blood in the states too, but you get paid for Plasma...its different some how.


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: MrBump]
    #3653405 - 01/20/05 02:09 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

The plasma centers sell the plasma they get from you and I to other medical companies... which is why they pay us a little bit for it... They must make pretty good money when they sell it to research companies or whatever..

In most cities it seems like the plasma centers are dirty and sketchy - as mentioned above. I've heard that from people in other cities. Ours is supposed to be alright (hopefully!)


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: CherryBom]
    #3653873 - 01/20/05 04:28 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

giving plasma is much different than giving blood. For one, the needle is huge. They take out your blood, separate the plasma from the red blood cells, keep the plasma, then shoot the red blood cells back into your vein. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for a session, as I recall.


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    #3654189 - 01/20/05 05:30 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: ricochet]
    #3654236 - 01/20/05 05:40 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

the plasma center near me would let you donate 2 times a week. the first donation gave you $25, the second gave you $35.


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: MrBump]
    #3654479 - 01/20/05 06:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

"The hollow needle, through which the blood is drawn, is inserted by a staff medical worker called a phlebotomist. While the Food and Drug Administration licenses plasma centers, it requires no certification to be a phlebotomist."

from an article "bleeding for dollars: :lol:

http://www.realchangenews.org/pastissuesupgrade/2001_05_17/features/bleeding_for_dollars.html


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: Gr8fulJ420]
    #3654629 - 01/20/05 07:05 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Sell drugs, not plasma :thumbup:


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Re: Donating Plasma? [Re: Adden]
    #3655083 - 01/20/05 08:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

sell recycled drugs thru plasma :wink:


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