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Anyone donate?

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2014 at 8:33 AM
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does anyone donate plasma? my SO and I are looking to donate and from what I've read were both eligible to do so. My question is how does it affect you? is it like donating blood? I'm a pretty frequent at donate blood. anyone have any experience in this?
by on Aug. 4, 2014 at 8:33 AM
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Stephanie116
by Silver Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 8:48 AM
I don't have any personal experience. I know people who have. They've said it isn't bad. You can go twice per week I believe.
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rachel216
by Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 8:54 AM
I just googled it and it sounds like it just depends on the tech you get. yes I'm pretty sure you can go twice a week! I also think donating frequency depends on how you donate. when I give blood I turn white so I probably won't go twice a week but I plan on going often! thanks for your input: )
KREX0914
by Bronze Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 8:58 AM
The clinic here takes 2 hours per donation and pays $50 per donation. That's all I know. Good luck.
rachel216
by Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 9:03 AM
thanks! I'll make sure to go in on a day I don't have any plans!
mommyflaw
by Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 12:09 PM

It doesn't really hurt worse as far as I remember.

rachel216
by Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 12:13 PM
ok thanks: ) I have an appt tomorrow wish me luck
C.H.E.L.S.E.A
by Silver Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 12:33 PM

 I used to do this a few years ago. I went twice a week. It didn't affect me at all. I didn't feel any different afterwards. I get lightheaded and weak when I donate blood, but the plasma donation is different, so it didn't affect me.

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Aug. 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM

My Mom donates regularly, she said it depletes her energy but nothing awful.

rachel216
by Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM
ok thanks glad nothing serious. ..I've been!hearing horror stories
k9l1c5
by Ruby Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Do all plasma clinics pay for you to donate? I wonder how you find out if there is a plasma clinic near you?

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