I’ve been donating plasma for the extra cash for the last few months. They take like a pint of it at a time. Usually do it like 5-6 times a month.
Hey Dan I have donated for over year now and I’ve been perfectly fine. I did take a three or four month hiatus because I was told my albumin levels were too high. Then I had to go to my HCP and get checked-out, but i was given an all clear. Besides that though I don’t feel any side effects. I even go to the gym maybe four times a week. Just make sure you stay hydrated and take a multivitamin.
@alltoohuman, @villalobosjr, Thanks for the quick responses.
There are better ways to make money for sure. I can’t tell you for certain if there are negative long term health effects. There are definite risks associated with donating though. My friend got his arm infiltrated by a nurse that wasnt careful enough. He had a huge blue bruise for weeks
@danfontaine, your right. You should start taking better care of your body. Donating that frequently has to be detrimental to establishing a more holistic sense of overall health
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@bobbylloydxd, Agreed, there are better/healthier ways to make money.
A couple years ago, when I needed money like never before in my life, I went to go donate plasma. I arrived about two and a half hours before I was supposed to show up for my job on the other side of town. I was one of the first people in queue, but I waited for about an hour before they called me in for the initial check-in. Meanwhile, the crowd of patients was very uneasy and uncomfortable to sit with. I had to laugh, however, when one of the guys waiting went up to the TV and turned up the volume for Jerry Springer. Everyone in the room instantly became attentive, and a few people joined in the “Jerry! Jerry!” chanting. After three hours had passed without my turn arriving, and after receiving one or two angry calls from my boss, I decided, “fuck this” and left, never to return.
You’re probably going to die.
the people at the donation center will assure you that it isn’t harmful to your body at all. i have no idea whether it is harmful or not. i donated pretty regularly for about 5 months last year, almost as often as i could. i would get headaches a lot. near the end of that 5 month period my veins started going wonky. i had developed scar tissue so it was hard to stick me, but i guess my veins weren’t healing as well as they should have been able to before i went to donate again. i got a few too many infiltrations, and decided i had had enough. one visit i had an infiltration on each arm, that was no fun.
i used to donate plasma and didnt mind it at all…..i got a junkie lookin divot in my left arm, but i found it to be humbling and helpful to a medical industry that resells it for hundreds of times the amount they pay you to get it……Its an free way to get checked for contagious blood diseases. the average plasma center is a microcosm of the most impoverished of society. a nice place to experience what its like to truly have nothing.
Try using the money from plasma donation to “pay it forward”…..its like pulling good deeds from your veins….
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