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A 30-year-old member asked:

How much can it pay to donate plasma?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 34 years experience
Usually nothing: You stated "donate" which means you give without expecting payment. There are exceptions, if you have an unusual antibody or protein that will be used for testing -- and then it is usually $100/contribution. However, generally, payments are not given because we cannot run the risk of incentivizing donors to mislead on the forms.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How much does donating plasma hurt?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Just a needle poke: Same as with whole blood donation, big pinch with needle insertion, then on draw, don't notice much at all. On return, arm will feel cool as your plasma, platelets and some saline are returned to you. Usually cycles back and forth 2 or 3 times and you are done.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What do I need to know about donating plasma & how much can I make?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Not recommended: Red Cross and many facilities in US will not accept products from pay-for-donate locations. This is due to the concern that a potential donor might not be totally honest in the history questions if seeking $$ and this could contaminate the blood supply. Volunteer donors have no motivation to not provide direct answers.

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