There are companies that have set up clinics in various commercial areas across the country that purchase plasma from healthy donors.
There are restrictions though. You need to meet minimum age and weight requirements. You can't be anemic. You can't be taking certain medications or be ill. There is a limit on how many times you may donate your plasma each month.
Depending on where you live, the going rate for your time and plasma runs about $300 cash per month.
If you are accepted as a donor at one of these places you can expect to sit in a comfortable recliner while whole blood is drawn from your arm. Then, the blood separated, and only the plasma is kept by the company. The remainder is put back into your arm.
Note: The whole process takes about two hours each time you donate, so plan your schedule accordingly if you want to do this. The link below tells more about the whole process and there are links to addresses for plasma centers all over the country.
· 1 decade ago