I donate plasma 2 times a week.not for the money anymore it os for the fact that I was in motorcycle mechanics school and I saw a good friend of mine crash and he needed plasma therapy for weeks on end.
I see it as a good cause now and the 70 dollars a week I get is a bonus.
I am used to it now and dosent effect me anymore.
plasma is supposed to be 95% water and 5% protein.
drink tons more water 2 days before you go than you would normaly drink and eat higher amounts or protien and you shouldnt have any ill effects.
unless you have a reaction to the sodium citrate they use as the anticoagulant.
Do you go every week?
I donated for the first time last friday. Never donated blood or anything before. It was an interesting experience. Not awful, just long (ish). Planning on going back on Monday.
not every week but just about every week yes whenever I can.
yes it is long and boring I take my pda with a movie on it and chill.
also they proabably told you this already but your body replaces the plasma you loose in about 24-48 hours thats why you can go every 2 days.
it used to be when I started going years ago you can go every 2 days period.
now its every 2 days but no more than 2 in 7 days.
I see it as a good cause cause well first off im sure you seen the ghetto types that go in there,I am sure most of the plasma used directly in human therapy use is rejected from the lab for whatever reason.
I do see it as a good cause as well. My litter brother has a growth hormone deficiency, and takes HGH every day. Plasma helps to make the growth factors that he takes.
I went back for my second time Yesterday. Wasn’t awful. Probably do it on a semi regular basis this summer as I can use the cash and will have more time.