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#96 - nitupsar (03/19/2013) [-]
mfw you actually get paid to donate blood in America. In Europe, the only reward is "knowing you did something good".
User avatar #104 to #96 - brisineo ONLINE (03/19/2013) [-]
You also can donate blood plasma here. It's better than just donating straight blood because you can do it up to twice a week. $25-$30 a pop.

Heck, they make contests at the donation center that give away prizes, restaurant meals, or extra cash for getting other people to donate or donating a certain amount of times.
User avatar #107 to #104 - nitupsar (03/19/2013) [-]
So any healthy adult can do that? No drawbacks except from temporary light-headedness? 50 bucks a week?
User avatar #109 to #107 - brisineo ONLINE (03/19/2013) [-]
Pretty much. Exception being eating a large, high-protein meal, and drinking a lot of water before going, or else you might have some adverse (but rare) side effects like passing out, dizziness, convulsions, and seizures resulting from severe dehydration, but that's usually the donor's fault for not preparing.

The process to get you into the system is a pain (takes about 3-5 hours) but then after it's usually just about an hour of your time. They're more lenient with plasma donors than blood donors too, because I can't donate blood. (You can't, however, drink alcohol or caffeine 24 hours after donating, their a bit more strict with smokers, and heavy druggies are out entirely)
User avatar #101 to #96 - laspussy (03/19/2013) [-]
If you get paid to donate blood then that's not donating. That's just selling your blood.
User avatar #102 to #101 - nitupsar (03/19/2013) [-]
true. i heard you can get as much as 30 dollars in one sitting though?
User avatar #103 to #102 - laspussy (03/19/2013) [-]
Depends where you sell your blood. I've never sold my blood before , I've only donated it. If I were O- then I would sell it but alas I'm O+ and can only give my blood to half the world.
User avatar #97 to #96 - csooky (03/19/2013) [-]
Well in my country you kinda get paid, you get some sort of "food tickets".
User avatar #99 to #97 - nitupsar (03/19/2013) [-]
ah, where do you live?
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