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.