I have talked about donating blood plasma for money before.
I truly think it’s a great way to earn some extra cash when you need it.
While it is true that there are many diseases that people can get from plasma biotherapies, on the flip side, so many households who suffer economically have also been helped financially from plasma donations.
And the good thing is that there are donation centers around the country, from Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia and Michigan, to Washington, New York, Chicago and everywhere in between.
How much do Plasma donors make?
This is one of the main questions I see being asked when it comes to plasma donation for money.
There are a few different factors hat determine just how much money you get each time you donate plasma. But the biggest factor probably is the donation center you use.
There are a few major centers around the country, so I will give you the info on how much they pay.
1. Biomat USA (Grifols)
Biomat USA will pay $40 for the first time you donate and $60 for the next time that you do so? Keep in mind that there is a waiting period for this and you will have to wait a few days before you can donate another round.
2. Biolife Plasma
Biolife Plasma, on the other hand, pays you $40 for the first two donations, while CSL Plasma pays $50.
3. Talecris Plasma Center
Talecris Plasma Center is the highest paying among all of them, however, with $60 for the first donation, $50 for the next, and $30-40 for the following weeks.
4. BPL Plasma (Bio Products Laboratory)
BPL Plasma compensation program pays donors $250 for 5 visit, so $50 per visit (they do, from time to time, have specialty plasma donation programs where they pay much more.)
5. CSL Plasma
CSL Plasma, on the other hand, gives you points for every successful donation which you can redeem for cash or other prizes.
OctaPharma pays $50 for each of your first 5 donations, though some centers pay $75 for the first donation and $50 for the other 4 visits.
So, I guess in general you are looking at around $40 per donation, which isn’t bad for something that takes 30 minutes or so.
How do you get paid?
Once upon a time, plasma centers paid in cash or wrote checks to compensate donors.
Today, however, many of them use Money Cards, which are like debit cards.
Here is how it works…
After the donation is done, someone, usually the nurse, will scan your plasma donation bag with your identification details. After which, money automatically be credited to your account.
Some of these plasma donation centers may even have ATMs inside so people can check their balance immediately.
Believe it or not, money cards from CSL Plasma even have a My Visa Z rewards feature where you can earn points and redeem for prizes such as coupons, MP3 downloads, and cashback.
Have you ever donated plasma?
If so, what was the most amount of money you ever got paid?
For those who have never donated plasma for cash, will you do it if you need some quick cash?