Get Paid to Donate Plasma: How much you can make from donating plasma is based on a bunch of different factors. Also, how much you make each month – will depend on how often you donate. Read the article below to find out more.
Donating plasma and donating blood is essentially the same process: the entry questionnaire, getting hooked up to a machine, the cookie afterward. But in the US there’s a key difference: one is an act of charity and the other an act of commerce. So why is it that you get paid to donate plasma, but not blood?
It’s a common misconception that the Food and Drug Administration bans paying for blood. In fact, it only says blood from paid donors has to be labeled that way.
The amount you earn is in different ranges because it depends on the volume of plasma you’re allowed to donate each time you make a plasma donation. The FDA sets the guidelines and it’s based on weight – the ranges are 110-149 pounds, 150-174 pounds, and 175-400 pounds.
What are the Requirements to be a Plasma Donor?
Any healthy person, between the ages of 18-65, with an average weight of 110 pounds, has no tattoos or piercings within the last 12 months, meets our eligibility and screening requirements, and has valid identification and a permanent address can apply to be a donor.
For a complete list of donation requirements, please contact the plasma center closest to you and ask to speak to a member of our medical staff.
How Often Can One Donate Plasma?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations state that the maximum frequency you can donate plasma is once in a two-day period – and, no more than twice in a seven-day period.
In order to be eligible to donate, you must have certain types of identification. You must have a valid form of identification, proof of residency, and proof of a social security number.
Donors also need Proof of residency would include but is not limited to, a piece of mail postmarked in the past 30 days with your name and address clearly written on the envelope, current lease, etc. Please contact your local CSL Plasma center to find out more.
How Much Can Plasma Donors Make?
Below are a few major centers around the country and how much they pay.
Biomat USA (Grifols)
Biomat pays between $200 and $300 per month for plasma donations. While the exact amount you’ll be compensated varies between donation centers, you can expect your first donation to net you somewhere between $40 to $75. Subsequent donations can pay as much as $50 to $75.
Talecris Plasma Resources
Talecris Plasma Resources in West Eugene is one of many locations that specialize in plasma collection, or plasmapheresis, and pays people for their donations The center pays between 150 and 200 (per week) for donors in the age range of 18 to 24.
While fees vary by location, eligible, qualified donors can get paid up to $400 each month for donating life-saving plasma. Check with your preferred CSL Plasma collection center to see if they are participating in any other special promotions.
The more you donate plasma, the more points you receive, and the rewards get better as you acquire higher status: Bronze, Silver, Gold, or the exclusive Platinum level.
Octapharma Plasma is one of the best centers to get paid to donate plasma. Every month they have a New Donor Promotion in which Octapharma Plasma pays $50 each donation for the first five visits (regardless of weight). If you donate plasma twice per week, you will earn $250 after just 2.5 weeks.
Bio Products Laboratory
Active donors can get paid up to $300 to donate plasma on BPL. Donating plasma then becomes an easy way to help pad your nest egg, save up for a rainy day, or splurge on that special treat you’ve been eyeing.
The money our donors make puts millions of dollars into their local communities, too. BPL prides herself on that because it means they are also helping improve donors lives while helping patients at the same time.