Hospitals require so many fluids from your blood such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma. And while there is no official way to make money donating white and red blood cells, you can actually make quite a bit of money donating plasma. And here’s how to do it.
Eligibility- Before you can start, you have to see if you are even eligible to donate
- Must be over 18 years old
- Must weight at least 110 lbs
- Must be in good health
- Must have valid ID and proof of address
Why Donate Plasma?
The reason you get money for donating plasma and not blood is that blood cells are given to hospitals to be given to patients who need them in blood transfusions. Whereas with plasma you are selling it to a business that uses the plasma to help develop medicines.
What is Plasma Made of?
Plasma is a liquid that makes up a part of your blood. It is a clear liquid that is made of mostly water, but it also includes enzymes, proteins, and antibodies.
How Long Will it Take?
In order to get the plasma, doctors first need to draw out your blood, then separate the blood from the plasma, then reinfuse your original blood back into your body. Due to all of these steps, it will take anywhere from an hour and a half to 2 hours.
Side Effects Of Donating Plasma?
Because the blood is put back into your body you won’t feel many of the side effects that you feel with normal blood donations. But your body may elicit a reaction with all of the blood that magically went missing for a while so it is best to stay hydrated and eat well as it will help your body recover faster.
How Much Do You Make Donating Plasma?
Each trip will earn you around $50 per plasma donation, although each donation center is different. They might pay your more or less your first time and then maybe more for subsequent returns. And you can do this process twice a week every week. So that ads up to around $300-$400 per month!