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“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.”
So what is plasma used for? Plasma can be used for direct transfusion or processed into medicines to treat hemophilia, sever burns, bleeding during surgery, autoimmune disorders, an much more. Many of these medicines can not be created without the proteins in human plasma. Plasma derived products really do save lives.
Each donation usually takes from 1-2 hours. During this time you can play on your laptop, read a book, text, or just relax. Some plasma donation centers even have a supervised child area so that you can donate during the day without having to find a sitter.
When you donate plasma at a plasma donation center you will usually be reimbursed between $20 to $40 per donation based upon the center where you donate. Considering it only takes the 1-2 hours per donation nets you over $10 per hour while you relax. Unlike whole blood donation, plasma can be donated twice within a seven day period earning you at least $160/ month.
If you are interested in finding a plasma donation center near you, check out these plasma donation services to see if there is a center near you.