Sunday, July 31, 2011

Did You Know About Donating Plasma?

Did you know about donating plasma?

In looking for ways for my son to make some money as he heads off for college, I found this suggestion. I had forgotten all about it! My sister did this in college and I wish I'd have thought of it sooner, my son could have been donating all summer!

Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood and donors are compensated for their donation. The payout amount differs for each location. My son is going to get started this week and called our local donation center. They pay a range between $25-$35 for each donation. Each visit takes about an hour and a half, with the initial visit taking about 2 !/2 hours. Still not a bad payout for folks needing some quick money. And your donation is helping others in return.


Montucky said...

I have not done that because it is difficult in this area. My daughter who lives in California is a regular plasma donor.

silken said...

my son says it takes him a long time once he gets in the chair. I don't know if he will become a regular but for now it's a way to get some extra cash

tripleZmom said...

I wonder if this would work so I could pay for my trip to BlogHer next year?

silken said...

well if it is a cheap trip it might! apparently each donation site pays differently. It's worth checking in to though, if you are inclined. And it's for a good cause. Our center does not pay much and it seems like it takes my son a long time to donate (slow flowing)