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Should You Donate Plasma?

 When I was going to college in my late teens and early twenties, I was always short on cash. I worked while I was going to school, but it never seemed to be enough. In my search for ways to make extra money that didn't take up a lot of time, I found the opportunity of plasma donation. The basic arrangement is that you give them your plasma, and you get money. The time commitment is pretty low - a typical donation appointment lasts around an hour, but could be anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour and a half. You can usually go twice a week, or 8 times per month. Different donation centers offer different rates, but the one I went to offered a new donor bonus of around $200, and then it was $20 for the first donation in a week and $30 for the second donation in a week. If you didn't miss any opportunities to donate and made it there 8 times a month, you could make $200! That isn't a ton of money, but considering how easy it is to donate plasma (you basically lay down and watc