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Donating Plasma and Testosterone Levels

I am on TRT, and I am contemplating donating plasma as it pays a lot where I am (buddy just made $550 CASH in a month for a little over 2 hours a week), and a donation place is literally a block off of my route back from work.

But I am not interested in it if my testosterone is going to drop from it. Does anyone know if this will happen?

Do you mean platelets?

Specifically the plasma. Platelets is a different thing you can donate.

Doubtful. They usually replace plasma with saline so the blood wont thicken from the loss. I do platelets every couple months and I haven’t noticed anything different.

Yeah, I used to donate plasma before trt. They take out about 850 ml of plasma, and put back 500 ml of saline.

My concern is that the plasma itself may contain testosterone.

Do you get paid for platelets?

Right, and platelets are gold. Chemotherapy patients need them as chemo wipes out their platelets. Ever heard of a chemo patient that had could not have treatment because blood counts were too low? It’s the platelets, transfusion or wait a week or so for them to build back up. They’ll bleed out if platelets are low.