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I just donated plasma for money

Jealous bitches?

But really, for a variety of reasons money is unfortunately tight right now and with Christmas around the corner I started to donate plasma. They will pay me 300 bucks for 5 donations this month which will cover the presents I need to buy without affecting the rest of my budget.

Totally had to lie about having sex with men, and I don't feel bad about it. Fuck that rule.

Anyone else ever done it?

by Anonymousreply 7512/07/2017

I donated plasma several times for my aunt who was ill with cancer. This was back in the '90s and I don't remember getting paid that much. Maybe $100 a session.

by Anonymousreply 112/02/2017

Oh wait a minute, you send $300 for five donations, OP. You're getting gypped.

by Anonymousreply 212/02/2017

I did it when I was in college, it is an easy way to make $$.

by Anonymousreply 312/02/2017

[quote] Totally had to lie about having sex with men, and I don't feel bad about it. Fuck that rule.

You're a piece of shit.

by Anonymousreply 412/02/2017

Yeah, 300 for 5, not 300 per. I wish.

From googling that seems normal payment.

by Anonymousreply 512/02/2017

Yes, OP. I tried, but my veins were too small.

by Anonymousreply 612/02/2017

If you’re getting paid, you’re not donating. Sell that plasma like you sell your ass.

by Anonymousreply 712/02/2017

Please let us know where, so we can avoid.

by Anonymousreply 812/02/2017

I'm HIV-negative r4, any reason I can't donate is pure homophobia and that I will not accept.

by Anonymousreply 912/02/2017

Anyone do medical testing (pills) for money, where you stay the night etc?

by Anonymousreply 1012/02/2017

[quote] I'm HIV-negative [R4], any reason I can't donate is pure homophobia and that I will not accept.

In this case, homophobica is perfectly rational. People deserve to know what goes into their body and if they don't like it, they can refuse.

by Anonymousreply 1112/02/2017

You can get paid to let medical students do rectal exams on you. Seriously. I thought about doing it when I was younger and knew some hot medical students.

by Anonymousreply 1212/02/2017

I’ll donate.

by Anonymousreply 1312/02/2017

[quote]the presents I need to buy without affecting the rest of my budget.

How can you NEED to buy presents. It sounds like you need to just write nice cards to people explaining your financial situation and then save better.

by Anonymousreply 1412/02/2017

You just sound like a snarky jerk, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1512/02/2017

Can you donate every month?

by Anonymousreply 1612/02/2017

All blood is tested, there is no reason to exclude gay men who are sexually active anymore than anyone else who is sexually active.

[quote] As of late 2016, such testing consists of determining the ABO blood group and Rh blood type of the donated unit, testing for red cell antibodies, and performing infectious disease screening for the following agents: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1, HIV-2, human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-I, HTLV-II, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, West Nile virus, Treponema pallidum (syphilis), Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease, only required to be performed on the first donation by a particular donor), and Zika virus (table 1) [1-3]. All infectious disease screening assays must be negative in order to release the blood unit or its components to hospitals for transfusion.

by Anonymousreply 1712/02/2017

[quote]Can you donate every month?

You are allowed to donate up to 8 times a month every month, though honestly that doesn't seem healthy to me. We will see how I feel.

by Anonymousreply 1812/02/2017

2400 a month!

by Anonymousreply 1912/02/2017

Divide that by 6 r19.

If it paid that well I imagine everyone would be doing it.

by Anonymousreply 2012/02/2017

400 is still okay.

by Anonymousreply 2112/02/2017

[quote]Totally had to lie about having sex with men, and I don't feel bad about it. Fuck that rule.

They likely knew you were lying.

by Anonymousreply 2212/02/2017

I'm pretty sure my nephew wants presents r14, not a card saying I'm broke right now.

by Anonymousreply 2312/02/2017

R23, maybe your nephew can get paid for doing rectal exams.

by Anonymousreply 2412/02/2017

Hardly seems worth it for such a paltry sum.

by Anonymousreply 2512/02/2017

[quote]They likely knew you were lying.

Why, because in your mind he’s a flamer?

by Anonymousreply 2612/02/2017

Why say that gay men should not donate, when the HIV virus can be transmitted via hetero sex as well.

by Anonymousreply 2712/02/2017

Back in the 19802 I only got 16 or 18 dollars per donation. half the time I got sent home because I couldn't make the weight cut off- I was less than 105 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 2812/02/2017

A coworker donated a couple of weeks ago. He stupidly parked in a local restaurant's parking lot while he was donating and his car was towed. He was paid $50 for the donation, it cost $190 to get his car back. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 2912/02/2017

[quote] "I'm HIV-negative [[R4]], any reason I can't donate is pure homophobia and that I will not accept."

[quote] "In this case, homophobica is perfectly rational. People deserve to know what goes into their body and if they don't like it, they can refuse."

By your logic, people should have the right to know the RACE of a blood donor so they can refuse the blood if they don't approve of the donor's skin color. After all, we deserve to know what goes into our bodies, right?

by Anonymousreply 3012/02/2017

I do it all the time. I can make an extra 450 to 500 a month where I live. The only downside is the wait. There's always AT LEAST an hour's wait.

by Anonymousreply 3112/02/2017

how do they get the plasma out and leave the blood in?

by Anonymousreply 3212/02/2017

Is it a donation if he got paid?

by Anonymousreply 3312/02/2017

R32 They use an apheresis machine, which necessitates being hooked up to it for about an hour, unlike whole blood donation which pretty much gets you in and out.

by Anonymousreply 3412/02/2017

heard u can die from this.

by Anonymousreply 3512/02/2017

Homosexuals as a whole are much more promiscuous than heterosexuals. They ask heterosexual men if they've had sex with prostitutes or about any promiscuous behavior. It's disgusting to lie. Homosexual acts (anal sex) transmit HIV MUCH easier than vaginal sex. Any rise in recent heterosexual HIV rates coincide with a rise in anal sex amongst them as this perverse act is being promoted to them now.

by Anonymousreply 3612/02/2017

My brother donated plasma, maybe too much because a soft spot formed on his skull and then that place eventually caved in.CAVED IN I'M TELLING YOU.

by Anonymousreply 3712/02/2017

I would love to make money with my blood but I can't.

by Anonymousreply 3812/02/2017

[quote] "Homosexuals as a whole are much more promiscuous than heterosexuals. They ask heterosexual men if they've had sex with prostitutes or about any promiscuous behavior. It's disgusting to lie. Homosexual acts (anal sex) transmit HIV MUCH easier than vaginal sex. Any rise in recent heterosexual HIV rates coincide with a rise in anal sex amongst them as this perverse act is being promoted to them now."

R36, you are a homophobe, a douchewaffle, or a chick. Probably all three. Poor idiot. Quote any statistics you like, R36, H.I.V. can be transmitted by straights as readily as gays. Singling out a prospective donor based on his sexual preference is never going to be the right idea.

by Anonymousreply 3912/02/2017

What kind of decent present can you get for $300 alone, much less FIVE of them.

by Anonymousreply 4012/02/2017

Sorry, r39, but it's true. I realize I triggered you, but emotional appeals won't change facts.

by Anonymousreply 4112/02/2017

I just donated an old backpack and a shovel to Goodwill.

by Anonymousreply 4212/02/2017

OP: Money is money. A job is a job. A donation is a donation. Good luck. I've been thinking of donating my plasma too.

by Anonymousreply 4312/02/2017

Over here (Aus) you just donate, no monetary incentives. But you do get paid time off work and free snack food afterwards like cheese and crackers or sweet biscuits.

by Anonymousreply 4412/02/2017

Yeah you are a new donor. Once that's up you'll go to the regular rates always $20 the first time and then whatever amount depending on weight. I only get $60 for donating twice a week.

by Anonymousreply 4512/02/2017

I know a black girl named Plasma

by Anonymousreply 4612/03/2017

I used to do this in college every month to pay my bills. I also tried to sign up for as many paid medical studies as possible. There was one where you got paid 15K to have your pinky toe cut off and sewed back on. I was very upset I didn't get approved for that study but looking back I am very grateful.

by Anonymousreply 4712/03/2017

Me too!

by Anonymousreply 4812/03/2017

R4 & R36 Why are you even here?

by Anonymousreply 4912/03/2017

r45 so it's like some sort of drug addiction thing - they get you hooked on the money and then offer you less and less.

by Anonymousreply 5012/03/2017

[quote]so it's like some sort of drug addiction thing - they get you hooked on the money and then offer you less and less.

Yep r45 is correct. They explained to me after the first 5 donations the payments are reduced.

And the trying to hook you is completely true, they were outlining how they'll give you bonuses and rewards for donating as often as you can.

Though in theory I guess you could go just go to a different place in order to quality for the "new donor" thing if you wanted to.

by Anonymousreply 5112/03/2017

I blocked R 36. Where are all of these homophobes coming from? There’s been a lot lately.

by Anonymousreply 5212/03/2017

Hey, wait a minute. Do they put this stuff in plasma televisions??

by Anonymousreply 5312/03/2017

OP is buying Christmas Presents with Blood Money.

You should never have lied about the gay sex either. People could become seriously ill and die from your donation if you're infected and don't know what you might be sharing with someone.

Don't these places screen before donations, or are they foolish enough to take someone's answers as gospel truth? Just like OP, many people lie when there's money involved.

by Anonymousreply 5412/03/2017

Of course they don't take anyone's word for it. They take samples from the donations which are then tested. If a sample/donation comes back positive for something, that person will be permanently blocked from donating. People who are HIV+ have been arrested and charged with felonies for donating plasma knowing that they were infected.

by Anonymousreply 5512/03/2017

How do I find out where I can do this?

by Anonymousreply 5612/03/2017

I'm surprised how many posters are defending the practice of gay men being banned from donating.

by Anonymousreply 5712/04/2017

I donated plasma in a bottoms ass last night.

by Anonymousreply 5812/04/2017

I’ve been donating too for the past six weeks . I did it back around seven years ago and then it became no longer necessary but now finances are tight again so I started back up . I’m past the new donor stage now though and that sucks . I was going to just go until the holidays were over but now think I’ll do it another month or two and pay off some bills. Then I plan to quit or at least take a break for a few months . No matter what they say I doubt it’s very healthy .

by Anonymousreply 5912/04/2017

r40 $300 easily buys 5 decent gifts, you sound out of touch with the world.

by Anonymousreply 6012/04/2017

ughh I wouldn't want a gift from someone if I knew it required going to such extremes.

by Anonymousreply 6112/04/2017

OP you don't care? You are the lowest of the low. Fuckin' fags!

by Anonymousreply 6212/04/2017

This thread has been unexpectedly great for attracting people that need to be blocked.

by Anonymousreply 6312/04/2017

They DO test the blood you know. If the OP knows he isn't infected / has been tested, then it's probably not a big deal. If he isn't sure, then it becomes a bigger problem because the blood is pooled and tested in batches in the US (not each individual bag), and if one person's blood is contaminated, the entire batch has to be thrown out. I don't know if that's current policy but that's what it was last time I read anything on it.

by Anonymousreply 6412/04/2017

R58 so you bled into his asshole?

by Anonymousreply 6512/04/2017

If money is that tight, I’d skip buying presents.

I want to donate plasma but I’m afraid I’ll feel too faint or sick after.

by Anonymousreply 6612/04/2017

"I just donated plasma for money

Jealous bitches?"

This has made my top ten DL favs.

by Anonymousreply 6712/04/2017

[quote]I want to donate plasma but I’m afraid I’ll feel too faint or sick after.

I started feeling pretty lethargic afterwards. It helped when I ate.

by Anonymousreply 6812/04/2017

You need to have food in your stomach and liquid in your system when you donate blood/plasma. Don’t eat fast food; eat a good healthy meal.

Your body burns between 500 and 600 calories when you donate.

After you donate, consume high fat, high carb, high protein foods to help replenish what you lost.

by Anonymousreply 6912/06/2017

A common complaint from donating plasma is gaining weight though r69. Sure your body burns some calories, but it seems most a lot end up eating more calories than they are burning.

by Anonymousreply 7012/06/2017

R70, so I won't lose 5 pounds in a month in I donate every day?

by Anonymousreply 7112/06/2017

I don't know, but I was just bored and reading anecdotes I've seen this type of thing repeated a lot

[quote]Donating plasma is differant than donating blood. I did it off and on for several years. The only I noticed about it was that I always started to gain weight when I did it. I'm not sure if it was because I was so hungry afterwards and it threw off my eating schedule or what, but I always seemed to gain about 10-15 pounds. Chris always did too.

Seems it makes you very hungry.

by Anonymousreply 7212/06/2017

Will OP being doing his Xmas shopping at Five Below?

by Anonymousreply 7312/06/2017

OP, what city are you in? Where did you go?

by Anonymousreply 7412/06/2017

Yes I am starving all the time since I started . Like I really can’t get enough to eat. I do a hour or more of cardio everyday which helps but I am worried about my out of control appetites. I’m trying real hard to control it.

by Anonymousreply 7512/07/2017
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