How to Donate Plasma for Money in Denver

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Donating your plasma can save lives.
Donating your plasma can save lives. (Image: blood sample image by Glenn Jenkinson from Fotolia.com)

Plasma donation is a trend that is growing in popularity. Due in large part to the economic downturn, many people are searching for new and easy ways to make extra cash, according to ABC's 7 News, the Denver Channel, in 2009. The Denver Channel reported that local Blood Banker locations saw a 50 percent increase in plasma donations in 2008. Regardless of any financial gain you might realize from donating plasma, the medical benefits are by far the most important.

Things You'll Need

  • Photo Identification
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residence

Locate a Denver plasma donation center. Blood Banker lists the different places in Denver where you can donate your plasma.

Present photo identification, your social security card, and proof of residency to the donation center. You will undergo a general examination to ensure that you are a healthy candidate for plasma donation.

Provide your medical history to the plasma donation center. You will spend 3 to 5 hours at the center for your first appointment. The rate for plasma is between $15 and $35 per donation. Your plasma will be sold to Denver hospitals for research and used to help patients with blood disorders.

You may donate plasma up to twice a week, but may not donate more than once during a 48-hour period. Millions of Americans suffer from blood disorders that are cured, or at least helped, by donated plasma. Your plasma donation could save the life of a person who is suffering or it could be used for research in an attempt to find a cure for blood disorders.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be aware that there is a difference between donating your blood and donating blood plasma and you must specifically indicate which you wish to donate. If you donate whole blood, you cannot donate again for eight weeks.

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