posted on May, 17 2011 @ 05:00 AM
reply to post by Neopan100
Hey, just to let you know, I sell plasma twice a week. Tues and Thurs. You can do it twice within a 7 day period. The first time usually does take the
longest because they tend to run a physical on you. Nothing big. As previously mentioned, make sure you get plenty of rest, drink LOTS of water and
eat a good meal. (no dairy or fatty stuff!) If you do these things, the process will go really fast. I donate 880Ml and it takes me about 45 minutes
to do. I bring home $220 a month doing this and I use it for gas and movies.
The finger stick isn't too bad. I too think it's the worst part but it's super fast. lol Then when you actually do start donating, take a deep
breath right as they stick you and it's not so bad. You pump your fist repeatedly as the cuff is tight and then you relax as the cuff relaxes. Super
easy! You get to watch tv, or read while you're doing it.
Also, not every place pays. The Red Cross and Oklahoma Blood Institute don't pay here so I go to a paying facility. Make sure you check it out.
The guy who talked about the needle going through and his arm swelling, that is called infiltration. It is painful and the bruise is amazing! lol But
it's only happened to me once in the entire 6 years of me doing this. And I was at OBI for that experience, not the place I get paid at.
So there is some food for thought. Hope I have helped. Don't worry about. The needle isn't pleasant but I mean c'mon... you're getting paid to
save lives and relax for a bit. You can handle it.
Also, I like your avatar! RON PAUL 2012