Donating plasma helps others, puts money in your pocket

You may have donated blood before, but what about donating plasma? It is needed by thousands of people every day who have serious diseases.

Plasma is the pale-yellow liquid component of blood that holds blood cells in suspension. It is also a protein reserve and helps to fight infection.

The process of donating plasma takes more time than a blood donation and that is why companies will actually pay you to donate.

FOX8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Melissa Painter reports on the process of donating.