Interested in making some extra cash without getting ripped off as well as help save lives? This is something that I do in my spare time every week.
Donate your plasma. You can make anywhere from $200-$300 a month while helping to save lives. First you will need to find a center close to you. I myself donate to a company calle Biolife. There are several locations and you can make an appointment with them pretty quickly.
What is plasma?
Plasma is the pale yellow liquid portion of your blood that can be easily replaced by the body. It consists mainly of water and proteins, which help your body control bleeding and infection.
Plasma is collected through a process called “plasmapheresis.” When you donate, a needle is placed in your vein and your blood is pumped into a special device that separates the plasma from the other whole blood components, such as red and white blood cells and platelets. While the plasma is collected, the other blood components are filtered into a reservoir. Once the reservoir is full, your red and white blood cells and platelets are returned to your body
The first appointment will consist of a medical examination to make sure you are qualified.
Some companies like Biolife, will actually let you give your first donation on the same day and pay you.Your first visit usually lasts 2-3 hours because they will give you a physical and test you
After you give your first plasma donation, they can’t actually use it until you have given a second donation. Usually you can donate within 48 hours and get paid again. With Biolife they pay you a larger amount your first 4 visits, roughly $40.
* When giving blood, make sure you refrain from alcohol the night before and drink lots and lots of water. That will make your time there go quicker. The more water in your system, the faster the plasma can be taken out.
* There is only a small pinch when they put the needle into your arm, it’s really not bad. You can read a book while doing it or just relax. Have some water and a snack ready when you are done as you will be a little tired.