How To Donate Plasma for Money: Plasma Donations

Learn to Get Paid for Plasma Donations

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You may be surprised that the term ‘donating' really doesn't apply to ‘donating plasma'. You can get paid to do it. It doesn't take much time or energy, simply use these tips and learn how to get paid for plasma donations.

Step 1

Meet the requirements. In order to donate plasma for money, you need to meet the requirements. You need to be in good health, with few (if any) health complications. You must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be medication-free for the past 2 days. As well, you won't be the ideal candidate if you have been pregnant or received blood transfusions in the past.

Step 2

Understand the process. Being a plasma donor (also known as an apheresis or plasmapheresis donor) requires a little bit of time. You won't get paid for donating your plasma unless you complete the entire process. You will have a sterile needle injected into your arm, and your blood will be removed. Then the plasma will be removed from your blood, and the remaining blood components are put back into your body through your other arm. The entire process can last anywhere from an hour to two hours. Be sure that you can make this time commitment before agreeing.

Step 3

Make an appointment. Your local blood bank or Red Cross also accepts plasma donations. Call to make an appointment. Arrive a few minutes ahead of your appointment time so that you can get your paperwork filled out.

Step 4

Donate plasma. This is the part that requires the least effort! Sit back, relax, ignore the needle and enjoy a movie or book for an hour or so. You will be paid for donating plasma at the end of the procedure.

Step 5

Become a regular plasma donor. People are able to donate plasma every 4 weeks. And at $40 - $70 each time, the money starts to add up quickly. (For those of you trying to do the math, that's over $2000 a year!) Increase your earnings from donating plasma by signing up to be a regular donor. You'll have regular appointments made for you and as a bonus for doing so, you'll often receive some extra cash.

Now you know how to get paid for a plasma donation. Getting paid to donate plasma is a great way to increase your income. If you're not phased by blood or needles, then it just might be the perfect way to bring in a little extra cash each month.


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