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#121 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1953 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:31 AM

My girlfriend is going again.

#122 adriley313   Banned Banned   7622 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:02 AM

i lov this thread
such a good read

#123 pixi   Megabitch CAGiversary!   720 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:30 AM

This thread = Nightmares
I can't even get bloodwork done without Getting sick. I literally turn green. Amazing thing you're doing :3

#124 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5597 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:09 AM

I remember hearing someone I know doing this and getting $50 a visit. He said he'd never donate blood though unless they'd pay him or something like that. I found it a little odd that he has to be paid to help people, but that's just me.

#125 DarkRider23   hates hoarders CAGiversary!   3433 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:24 AM

I remember hearing someone I know doing this and getting $50 a visit. He said he'd never donate blood though unless they'd pay him or something like that. I found it a little odd that he has to be paid to help people, but that's just me.


I find it odd that some people donate blood and let these companies turn it around and sell it at $300 /pint. They seem to be helping people. :roll:

People should at least get paid for their blood. That's where I stand on this.

#126 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5597 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:01 PM

^Probably should be a tax write off somewhere when you donate blood, count it as volunteer time/community service. They don't need that blood transfusion, until they show me the Benjamins. lol

I never knew that companies would turn donated blood (free, well if cookies/punch is payment I guess) for a profit from people. Yeah people should be paid so there won't be a shortage all the time. People should be paid for anything they donate: skin, hair, time, toenail clippings, sweat, tears, other body fluids. lol

Yeah people probably should get some money out of it. I forgot to mention that the place my buddy gets paid for donating his plasma also asks if they want to donate the blood for free that is taken to.

His reaction is that's mine unless you pay me for it. The odd part was it was already in a bag and he requests they put it back in his body. Don't know why they don't just pay him for both, could be some sort of local law.

Edited by anotherpoorgamer, 14 December 2010 - 12:14 PM.


#127 wargod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   763 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:40 PM

Wait, so this is getting done every week? Watch the side effects.

http://www.buzzle.co...de-effects.html

#128 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:45 PM

When the top headline on a site whose slogan is "intelligent life on the web" reads "Nick Cannon Says Mariah Carey is Expecting Twins," that kind of negates everything else.

#129 FernandoRocker   Nintendo Fan CAGiversary!   681 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:49 PM

When the top headline on a site whose slogan is "intelligent life on the web" reads "Nick Cannon Says Mariah Carey is Expecting Twins," that kind of negates everything else.


What?

#130 McNutsack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2010 - 03:26 PM

What?


Nothing, ignore him. He'll retreat back to under his bridge soon enough.

#131 McNutsack   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   825 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2010 - 03:35 PM

Shame, Biomat hardly has any California locations. Know of any other centers that may be located in Southern California?

#132 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1885 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 December 2010 - 12:58 PM

I was spending too much money on games (thanks to CAG and Amazon)... I have a decent job, but still, I was spending too much money, so I decided to go to BioLife Plasma Services.

I have been donating plasma since three weeks ago. They gave this Visa Debit Card and that's what I'm using to purchase my games... I receive $60 per week (plus an extra $20 every 7th donation) and I think it's a good limit for my gaming purchases. Plus, I'm helping people by donating plasma.

And $60 per week ($80 with the bonus) + Cheap Ass Gamer tips = A lot of good games.

And this way, I have been saving a lot of money earned with my job.

If you need to save money for any reason, you should consider donating plasma. But don't do it just for the money... you are helping people too.


I used to do this at a place by Penn State and got two of my friends involved (I didn't have a car and lived far away.)

It was easy cash, while it lasted. I made $20 the first time in the week and $30 the second. Plus, $10 bonus for bringing a new friend along. (Which worked out really well as I got a few random college kids saying they signed up through me.)

A few notes, though. You can't have fresh tattoos (3... maybe 6 months.) My one friend got permabanned from the place when he went back after a break and lied about his tattoo, then got called on it.

It's roughly 2-3 hours each time you stop (minus travel and your first time and the occassional three or six month "checkups" they do) to decide if you wanna bother with it. I was always around 2-ish, but I was donating the minimum amount.

It's not bad at all if you weren't too squeamish. Not only are you dealing with blood, your watching blood get cycled and then pumped back into you sans the plasma. Then afterwards, they replace the amount of plasma with a saline solution. It's room temperature so it feels like ice water going into your veins. Some people couldn't stand that, especially in the winter, but I personally found it fun.

They beefed up the weight limit, a friend said (which makes me ineligble now. I used to donate when it was 105 or 115 (I barely ever made the weight limit due to being skinny as hell). Now I believe it's whatever the blood weight is. On the reverse, if you're obese, you may run into troubles as cholesterol can screw things up. I've seen some dudes get turned down for that reason and they didn't even look in that bad of shape. Also, vein issues can tie into that too. If you can't see the veins on the inside of where your elbow bends, you may run into trouble too. Obesity can trigger those problems, but it also just has to do with genetics as well.

But with that said, it was cool and if I find a place again and reach the weight, I'd likely get back into the scheme. The place I went to also had the benefit of comfy bed/chairs and TVs to watch. When it comes to the TVs, you can talk to employees there. Where I went they played ER on TNT and then would toss in movies. My friend started scheduling his donations for the usual movie start time, but I honestly didnt' care as I was usually done before that point.

#133 FernandoRocker   Nintendo Fan CAGiversary!   681 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 05:07 AM

Bump...

#134 FernandoRocker   Nintendo Fan CAGiversary!   681 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:57 PM

Got my $20 bonus last week... $80 extra (plus my real salary) in one week is great!

#135 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1953 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Lyricsborn

Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:28 AM

My GF went again.

#136 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1953 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 11:04 PM

anyone else donate?

#137 FernandoRocker   Nintendo Fan CAGiversary!   681 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:48 AM

You guys should ask at BioLife.

Today I went to my second donation of the week, and they gave some excellent news. In a few weeks, they are going to increase the payments! Well, at least at my local center.

They still don't know how much, but apparently it's going to be the same payment as two years ago: $30 for the first donation of the week and $45 for the second donation of the week!

(They are paying me currently $25 for the first donation of the week and $35 for the second donation of the week with a $20 bonus after the seventh donation of the month).

#138 Mega Man   SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT CAGiversary!   17190 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:54 AM

me and my plasma are kinda close I don't need money that bad

#139 Mafoofoo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   363 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:52 AM

Has anyone noticed the pay depends on your blood type? I'm AB negative and i get around $45 each visit while a friend whos O positIve gets around $30 a visit.

#140 FernandoRocker   Nintendo Fan CAGiversary!   681 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:50 PM

Has anyone noticed the pay depends on your blood type? I'm AB negative and i get around $45 each visit while a friend whos O positIve gets around $30 a visit.


Nice. At what center is that?

They pay the same here to everyone, no matter the bllod type. But they pay extra money to people with rare immunities. So far, there are no one at my local center in that program.

#141 Amblix   Chinglish CAGiversary!   2224 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:42 PM

Getting money for it isn't donating.

#142 FernandoRocker   Nintendo Fan CAGiversary!   681 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:49 PM

Getting money for it isn't donating.


Technically, it is a donation. They don't pay you for the plasma... they pay you for your time.

#143 Darrith   The Lion King CAGiversary!   443 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:46 AM

Can I just give them one of my kidneys and just get a big lump sum all at once? I'd rather not deal with the plasma repeatedly.

#144 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1953 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Lyricsborn

Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:51 PM

Can I just give them one of my kidneys and just get a big lump sum all at once? I'd rather not deal with the plasma repeatedly.


Maybe on the black market or maybe Texas.

#145 darkslime   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2067 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:46 PM

gotta love dem viral marketing campaigns

#146 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1953 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:30 AM

gotta lov da trollz.

#147 Lyricsborn   Lives in the Shithole Boca Raton CAGiversary!   1953 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Lyricsborn

Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:41 PM

GF donated again.

#148 timmaa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:59 PM

I saw some advertisements in the local want ads a month or so ago for BioLife, but apparently it's not opening until April. I thought about applying, but I have zero experience in a laboratory setting and little knowledge of plasmapheresis. However with a little more research on my part and some motivation in this thread, I registered on their site and await their grand opening.

#149 FernandoRocker   Nintendo Fan CAGiversary!   681 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:09 PM

I went yesterday again. I didn't go in all the month of February because I was busy, but now I'm planning to go two times per week.

A few changes: they are now paying $5 extra each week and now they close at 7:30 p.m. (they used to close at 7:00 p.m.) which is very nice, because now I have plenty of time to get there.

#150 AciDeX   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:21 AM

Last summer when I tried to donate plasma back in Omaha they nearly pumped a blood clot back into me! The pump stopped when it was re-circulating and the new girl couldn't figure it out. So one of the plasma tech veterans came over to help and when she pulled the needle out of my arm a three inch blood clot followed! she said if it would have managed to make it through the needle and into my circulatory system I might have died! I still got my $50 bucks, but I'm not sure it was worth it! Maybe the new Biolife here in N Idaho will be a little better than the ghetto plasma center in North Omaha!