Thursday, May 10, 2012

Earn more money by donating Blood and Plasma

The liquid part of blood which is yellowish in color is called Plasma. Contains water and various proteins. Plasma helps to carry important substances throughout a human body, including that of hormones and vitamins. Blood plasma has Red blood cells (RBC), White blood cells (WBC), and platelets in it so that they can circulate. It is extracted from blood by a process known as plasmapheresis. During the process a machine spins the collected product to separate the liquid from the blood cells.

Plasma is used to help people who experience coagulation problems and hemophiliacs as it assists with blood clotting. Plasma products also help burn victims. Human blood plasma has nearly 500 different types of protein. Out of them, 150 types are mostly used in a laboratory setting for diagnosing disease and manufacturing therapies. The function of many of them is still unknown, and many of them are available in very small quantities.

The plasma has many uses in medical field. It is very valuable in medical research. It is used to treat diseases which attack human immune system.

It may take 2 hours for donation work to complete, and the person who donates is being compensated for the time spent and plasma provided for a useful purpose.

Blood banks in India follow the drugs and cosmetics licensing rules. As per the rules, 500ml of plasma once every two weeks or not more than 1000ml per month  A person willing to donate has to get a plasma protein estimation after the initial aphaeresis/ donation. It should be a reference for subsequent estimations and provide a reference for frequency of plasma donations.

In the United States, Urban areas have plasma donation centres.There are people who sell blood for $260 a month. People may have to consult a phone book, ask their friends and colleagues if they have used a particular plasma donation facility. Appointments are not very much necessary, though it may take a lot of time for the first visit. 

Indians have made progress towards the target of achieving voluntary, 100% safe and unpaid blood donation but has been unable to control the practice of paid donors. A new survey conducted by WHO, was made public on World Blood Donor Day. According to the survey, 52.42% of all blood donated in India was through voluntary blood donation camps. It is good to know that the figure had reached 45% in 2002. 

Forms have to be filled up for the donation purpose. Medical history and sexual habits are asked in these forms. They also describe the policies and procedures for the collection facility, including the safety components. A physical examination is made sometimes. After the initial screening is completed, the normal plasma donation process starts and a measurement of weight and a quick blood test is made. The blood sample tested will be used to confirm whether the blood is chemically fit for that particular day’s donation.

A number of questions might be asked about the daily habits and well-being since the last visit. An ultraviolet light and special dye will be used to mark the finger and ensure that blood donation is not done at other facilities. Mini-screening process takes only 10 minutes. After the mini-screening is done, a glass of water will be given and then led into the plasmapheresis room. The bathroom should be used if necessary, before getting connected to the machine as it is impossible to stop midstream during the process. 
At the plasmapheresis room, donor will be made to lie on a reclining chair and wait. The staff member then preps the arm, opens the sterile collection supplies, and sticks a needle to start the blood draw.

After 45-100 minutes, and as per requirement of the number of cycles needed, the total amount of time will depend on the blood flow. After plasma collection container gets filled up, the machine is disconnected and water is given after a gauze for arm is given. The payment is done in cash later. 

The payout for a container of plasma averages from $20 to $30, depending on the individual center. Some facilities have their own incentive plans. For two donations in a week, some facilities may pay $20 for the first trip and $30 for the next trip instead of $25 each time.

There are three types in blood donation:
1.     Whole blood donation
2.     Plasma donation
3.     Platelet donation
People between the age of 16 and 70 years, fit and healthy can donate blood and plasma. Blood group O negative is always needed for whole blood donations. These donors are known as ‘universal donors’. It is the only blood type which is given to everyone. It is known as a safe blood type. Every 12 weeks the donations can be made.

The blood types A, B, and AB donors are the ones much needed for plasma donations.

The people with blood type O and A donors are much needed for platelet donation.

If water is not taken as per instruction, then there may be short term health problems such as dizziness, fainting or sometimes vomiting. Plasma is the water content within a human body and in a typical donation session half a gallon of water is lost. Fatigue is also a common side effect. Regular donations are not harmful to the long-term health but it becomes a useful life-saving resource. Pre-menopausal women and people with lowered levels of antibodies in blood should not donate plasma as it makes them weak and tired after donation. The problem arises due to the lack of protein and hemoglobin content in the body.

One big benefit is that people can make some quick cash. In most of the places 30-40$ is paid for a visit. Added bonus would be a sort of satisfaction for "donating" a vital fluid that goes for some useful purpose like a life-threatening medical need.

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  1. This is also one business which has simple thing of blood donation, by that you can earn money and that is good thing.

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  2. Yes, of course. Some people struggle to make money. So this is just a quick tip for them to make their life better.


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