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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 33 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 40-year-old member asked:

Can people with Parkinson's donate plasma?

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Yes: There is no blood problems in Parkinson's and hence you can definitely donate plasma if you don't have any other reasons that you can't donate blood for.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

In genera is it (healthy, good, ok) to donate plasma? At plasma center on 104 west 3rd ave 99201 spokane wa? I am 20 years old m, healthy w/exactions

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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Plasma donation: Donation of your plasma is neither healthy nor unhealthy but you help many people for doing so!
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A 19-year-old member asked:

Does donating plasma 2 times a week have any long term effects?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Should not: Very worthwhile donations. Should be ok, however your blood bank physician will be happy to discuss this with you + reassure.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the usual procedure when you donate plasma?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Apheresis: The first step is to determine your suitability to be a blood donor, especially to make sure that your blood/plasma will not transmit any diseases. Plasma can be collected and red cells returned to your body through a process called apheresis.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the usual short term effects of donating plasma?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Practically nothing: Donors are screened to rule out conditions which might make donation a problem. You might be extraordinarily sensitive to the loss of fluid and be a little sensitive to standing up suddenly. There are very rarely some people with discomfort at the donation site. Mostly it is a very benign event and a chance to be a good citizen.

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