Do you donate plasma?

Do you donate plasma?

jmex83 jmex83
I do a plasma donation twice a week. Pays out $50 total if I go both times. Not too bad, when you consider a cool $200 extra each month! Does anyone here donate?
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Yes I donate
jmex83 , Katelyn , El-Jaro
3  (12%)
No, I do not donate
Secret Pleasure , DeliciousSurprise , mpfm , Stagger13 , unfulfilled , Nora , padmeamidala
7  (29%)
I haven't but I have thought about it
K101 , darthkitt3n , A.Mari , ViVix , <3BF
5  (21%)
Not sure if there is a donation center near me
Other-leave comment
Ghost , Chirple , Badass , Hibangel , Ryuson , Gunsmoke , Breas , P'Gell , js250
9  (38%)
Total votes: 24
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Ghost Ghost
I would, but they don't let me because of certain countries I have traveled to.
03/07/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I hate needles.
03/07/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by jmex83
I do a plasma donation twice a week. Pays out $50 total if I go both times. Not too bad, when you consider a cool $200 extra each month! Does anyone here donate?
No, but my twin sister has done it a lot! I thought about it, but my sis said you have to be a certain weight (110 lbs? I think?) and I'm pretty below that so I discarded the idea.
03/07/2012
Chirple Chirple
I'd consider it, but I don't meet the weight requirement (I've never donated blood for this reason).
03/07/2012
Valentinka Valentinka
My guy has done quite a lot.
03/07/2012
Badass Badass
me and my guy used to go, now that we are both working we no longer have the time..
03/07/2012
Hibangel Hibangel
I tried, but they won't let me till I check with my heart doctor (who I haven't seen since grade school) because I was born with a heart condition. I just gave up on it.
03/07/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I tried, but my veins are too small so the blood started seeping into my tissues when they started pumping it back in. They couldn't get it back in through the other arm, either. That was around Christmas and I'm still sore!
03/07/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Nope I hate needles.
03/07/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I've donated blood (no payments involved) for more than 30 years. But my donations are whole blood or double-red. You have to wait 8 weeks between whole blood and 16 weeks between double-red donations.

I'm sure many have benefited from your plasma donations and I thank you for that - but I prefer to go the donation route.
03/07/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by jmex83
I do a plasma donation twice a week. Pays out $50 total if I go both times. Not too bad, when you consider a cool $200 extra each month! Does anyone here donate?
I thought about it, but there's not one close enough to make it worth while.
03/07/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Being eligible to donate plasma is slightly different than donating blood. You have to weigh at least 110 lbs (which for years, I didn't) you can't have active allergy symptoms, (which I have nearly all the time) or autoimmune diseases, or even a cold, flu or other infections. Also, people who have active herpes of any kind, (including cold sores. Don't fool yourself, HSV is HSV, the "number" doesn't matter) or if you are taking antibiotics or many other drugs. Also, many people with heart and kidney conditions are not allowed to donate.

Also, my being anemic prevents me from giving blood or blood products. If I could give blood products, I would probably give whole blood.

I work blood drives instead of donating. At least I'm helping. And I always do it as a volunteer.
03/07/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I tried, but my veins are too small so the blood started seeping into my tissues when they started pumping it back in. They couldn't get it back in through the other arm, either. That was around Christmas and I'm still sore!
Ouch. This happens to some people. Some simply aren't good candidates for giving blood or blood products. I hope your pain goes away soon.

Donations of money or time are always appreciated, and with the storms in the mid South, blood and blood products are going to be needed badly.
03/07/2012
js250 js250
I would love to, however there is no close donation center. The nearest place to donate blood or plasma is 100 miles one way.
03/07/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I used to, but haven't in a while.
03/07/2012
<3BF <3BF
my gf told me not to because she felt sick and tired after doing it but I have looked into it.
03/07/2012
Total posts: 17
Unique posters: 16