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Donating plasma helps others, puts money in your pocket

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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.


  • FaithC

    So they give you back part f your own blood and keep the plasma? Interesting. Always donated blood for free just because it was the right thing to do.

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  • Debbie

    After working with the Red Cross Chapter of High Point-Thomasvlle for 6 years and working with you and Fox 8 in your sponsorship of 2 major blood drives a year, I was very disappointed in your story about plasma. The headline statement began with the word Donating. The story was not about donating. The story was about SELLING your own plasma for money.
    Donating is giving freely, without financial compensation. Your reward for donating is knowing that you freely gave another person The Gift of Life. Just needed to express my thought about it.

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