Can you sell plasma for money?

Are you broke and sick of living on ramen and tap water? Do you wish there was a way to make some extra cash without having to sell your soul, or worse yet… become an influencer?! Look no further than selling plasma! Yes, that’s right – that weird yellowish liquid inside our veins can actually bring in some dough.

If this idea sounds too good (or gross) to be true, don’t worry; we’ve got all the details right here.

So What is Plasma Anyway?

Plasma is essentially the liquid part of your blood, made up mostly of water but also containing proteins and other nutrients. These components are essential for maintaining proper bodily function[1]. When separated from whole blood via centrifugation,most notably by the people at CSL Plasma, it goes on to do great things like help those with severe burns recover faster or even help create medications such as immunoglobulin which helps fight off infections [2][3].

But How Does Selling Your Own Plasma Work?

The process starts with finding a local plasma center usually through internet searches or referrals from friends who have done it before. Donors then fill out a lengthy questionnaire about their medical history lifestyle etc., until they qualify after every test gets assessed thoroughly .

(Pro tip: if you faint at the sight of needles or get queasy thinking about removing more than just droplets of fluid from your body, this might not be the side gig for you).

Once deemed healthy and eligible donors receive bag donations where technicians separate whole blood into its various components using centrifugal force. Typically only around 16 ounces (less than half a liter!)of plasma gets collected during each visit which typically lasts less than an hour[4]. Afterward,usually within 24-48 hours, payment expressed as money value per collected volume, is transfered to the donor’s using their provided payment method.

How Much Money Are We Talking Here?

While it varies by location and experience in some places, a first time donation could bring up to $50-75 but most usually its about 20% less than that. Subsequent donations or those taken on a certain days of the month may be worth more for reasons such as number of donors present or corporate discretion [4].

While this amount won’t make you ‘Victoria Secret Lingerie’ rich($$$), each little bit helps when things get tight(especially if saving lives while profiting)! So go ahead and start scraping the couch cushions for gas fare – unless they’re nice ones then sell them instead (just kidding).

However do keep in mind that financial gain should not take priority over bodily health; don’t let plasma selling become panacea for tough times.

Who Is Eligible To Be A Plasma Donor?

There are several basic qualifications one must meet before being considered eligible:
– Must always weigh at least 110 pounds
– First-time donors typically cannot be older than early mid thirties unless compelled otherwise
(we told you it was lengthy!)
– Cannot have traveled outside country underlist of restricted nations[5]
(mostly due to regional susceptibilities )
– Mustn’t engage regularly in any risky activities which would increase probability of contracting diseases.

If unsure whether one meets criteria set forth for donating plasma centers will generally possess lists available online covering factors governing eligibility . It is important however, never rely solely on said information ; it’s advisable always consult professional healthcare physician regarding concerns like these .

(This includes consultation around point matters why should trusting ‘random’ people with your medical well-being?)

Does Selling Plasma Hurt? Any Side Effects I Should Worry About?

Well… there isn’t any serious pain reported by most donors, only some significant discomfort during needle injection(prick!) and the sometimes dreaded pinch that comes after it. Luckily these sensations last less than an hour [6].

As mentioned before , just like other types of medical procedures or even flu vaccinations, selling plasma may come with risks which range from mild to severe . On occasion redness, bruising or swelling at site of needle insertion occur ](which means saying goodbye to tank tops and bikinis in some cases) if one experiences any fever symptoms , nausea etc immediately seek immediate attention from doctor .After donating for 48 hours donors also advised not emphasize on laborious activities where one tends to lose burst allotments energy.

Anything Else I Need To Be Aware Of Before Making The Decision?

Lastly please bear in mind that whilst no expenses required to attend centers for donation sessions (excepting opportunity cost), there always exist scams/ malicious agencies laying out traps where things go sour fast so a healthy dose skepticism especially wary strangers soliciting potential sell offs is equally important.In addition selling plasma isn’t stable money maker – you can’t keep relying on this option entirely as payments are relatively smaller when compared long-term more traditional options.We sincerely desire for everybody considering trying their hand at selling blood products understands its role as alternative source income after all your health is wealth!

So get those veins ready – ok let’s put our big needles away – take them towards available clinics around areas nearest you. Sit proudly among others making same difficult decision back faces illuminated by tablets and cellphones carrying current series’ episodes ; they’re fellow capitalists too! You might just come across a nice nurse who won’t leave a mark afterward… but don’t count on it.

Good luck brave donor; we salute your bravery!

[1] https://www.healthline.com/health/blood-plasma
[2] https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/apr/21/donating-plasma-its-more-complicated-than-you-migh/
[3] https://www.cslplasma.com/why-donate-plasma
[4] https://www.moneycrashers.com/sell-blood-for-money/
[5] https://givingblood.org/plasmadonor/faqs.aspx#programqualifications
[6] https://greatist.com/live/donate-selling-plasma-definition-risks-benefits #IMPORTANT: We apologize for mistake corrected in footnote 7!

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