The ‘How To’ Authority for Donating Blood Plasma

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Tips & Tricks

In times like these, extra cash is welcomed for many, and blood plasma donations in Denver, Colorado make it fast & easy. The cash-in-hand immediately after the donation is considered tax-free, since it is considered a charitable donation – as you are paid for your time and NOT the blood plasma. But there are a few catches in order to qualify – Health, Age and Lifestyle! Still interested ?



On your very first (appointment recommended), donation after the initial approximate hour-long screening, you’ll get paid $40 and if you donate again within that first 7-day period, you’ll receive another $40. That’s $80.00 cash in pocket – which helps. After your first visit(s), you’ll be considered a regular donor and you will be paid $25/donation and $35/donation, if you donate a second time within that same week. You can NOT donate more than 2x in a 7 day period. I also encourage everyone to donate at least once because you may have special antigens in your blood that may make you eligible to receive additional money per donation.


Blood Users



According to the blood plasma industry, there are between 1.5 million and 2 million paid donors, 70 percent of whom donate regularly. Because the human body replenishes plasma more quickly than whole blood, plasma donations can be made twice weekly or a maximum of 104 times/year. About only 60 % of the population are eligible to donate, but only about 5 percent of these people that can, do.

Every unit of plasma collected is tested for the presence of hepatitis, HIV, antibodies and antigens. The amount of plasma you can donate is based on your weight.

Try to eat a well balanced high protein meal no less than two hours before actually donating, and be sure to drink plenty of water before and after your donation. The process of removing blood plasma will definitely make you dehydrated. Drinking fluids will prevent you from getting some of the symptoms associated with dehydration like headaches, dizziness, and nausea.






wellsphere is another excellent source of info regarding high protein food and if you want to cook the food


How much protein do we need?

Our protein needs depend on our age, size, and activity level. The standard method used by nutritionists to estimate our minimum daily protein requirement is to multiply the body weight in kilograms by .8, or weight in pounds by .37. This is the number of grams of protein that should be the daily minimum. According to this method, a person weighing 150 lbs. should eat 55 grams of protein per day, a 200-pound person should get 74 grams, and a 250-pound person, 92 grams.

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