Sunday, March 3, 2013

How Much Do You Get Paid to Donate Plasma?


http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=grechecontal-20When I donated plasma, the pay was 10,15,10,25, (for the first, second, third and fourth times of the month,) but that was about 8 years ago. Always call first because sometimes a special reward is offered for economic hardship. 

Income received from plasma donating is not significant, but it could certainly help someone who is really strapped for cash, since plasma can be donated more often than blood. Potential plasma donors should call their local donation center donations for specific payment guidelines.

Economic Hardship


Economic hardship has led to an increase in blood plasma donation services for offered money. While many serious diseases can be treated successfully with plasma biotherapies, the number of families who benefit financially from payments received from a plasma donation centers are also significant.

Some companies (like Biomat USA) pay $ 40 the first donation and $ 60 after. Usually you can donate for around $ 40, and then come back in a couple of days and donate for another $ 40. CSL Plasma, for example, will give you $ 50 for your first two visits and Biolife Plasma will give $ 40 payment for your first two visits. Talecris plasma center pays the most at $60 for the first visit, $50 for the second, and $30-$40 a week after that.

How Do You Get Paid When Donating Plasma?

Plasma centers don't write checks, or offer cash rewards like in the past. Instead, most plasma centers now use a money card, similar to a debit card, to pay you for plasma donating. After you donate, the nurse scans your plasma donation bag with your ID on it, and the money is automatically added to your card. Some plasma donation centers even offer an ATM inside the center, for faster access to your cash and checking your balance.

CSL plasma money cards now have a my Visa Z rewards feature - every time you donate and get paid at CSL, you earn rewards points good toward mp3 downloads, coupons, or cash back.

How Much Plasma Centers Pay in the United States - By State

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Different states have separate laws on minimum donor pay received. For example, in Illinois, the minimum pay is a large sum of $5 per donation hour, and since most donations take up to 1 hour, a donor would be paid a whopping fee of $5. Luckily, most plasma donation centers make thousands of dollars on each bottle of human plasma, so they can afford to pay more than the minimum. Here are three states I know about, average pay in each:

1.) Illinois - centers usually pay around $25 first donation of the week, $35 for the second

2.) California - one the highest paying states for donors, at $35 first, $45 dollars second time

3.) Texas - one of the cheapest, lowest paying state averages, at only $10 dollars first, $20-$30 second time around


How to donate plasma

Donating plasma is different from donating blood in it after you have drawn blood, plasma is separated and the remaining blood is returned to the donor, by centrifugation. To make sure that donors are in perfect health, they must wait at least 4 months between red blood cell donations. Plasma donors can donate as frequently as twice a week, however, with a 48 hour waiting period in between.

Q: How does paid plasma donation differ from voluntary blood plasma donation?

A: Paid plasma donation is the same as any other automated donation process. I assume that "selling" plasma sounds too awkward.

Why Donate Plasma?

If you do not donate then many people will die. It helps people with leukemia and other immune disorders.

For me, the extra cash is addicting, as were the health surveys conducted in the plasma donation center before any donations (I donated at Biotest Plasma,) so I went to donate plasma twice a week for a $ 65 reimbursement.

According to director of corporate communications for ZLB Plasma Services, Christine Kuhinka, whose center is located at 2978 South State Street in Salt Lake City, an individual can earn up to $300 monthly income for their family, just by donating plasma.

You get paid more when you become a regular donor to the Center, but only for the first few times. To get compensated, you must first find the center nearest you. There are plenty of useful Internet ads will help you to do this. Then, you earn $ 40 for the first visit and less for others.

There is nothing wrong with plasma donating, if you're a suitable candidate. If a potential donor does not meet the height and weight requirements of the protocol, a center may still buy their plasma. They are still eligible to use automated technology to donate one unit of red blood cells / one unit of plasma or platelet donation.


The pros on Donating Plasma

There's only one pro to donating plasma: the payment. The amount that you earn for donation depends on the current needs of the donor pool, but the highest paying plasma companies pay anywhere from $ 20 - $ 50 per donation, and you can give twice a week! After your initial visit, the average payment is $25 for a first donations, $ 35 for the second donation of the week. The money is pretty decent.

Also, your plasma is worth more than just cash. Plasma has worth as potential rescue serum for patients receiving immuno therapy, and for people struggling to put food on the table every day, they receive valuable payments which are also a lifesaver.

The First Donation

My first donation was about 2 hours long. The process includes an individual physician check on the first visit. You also need to do routine things like get weighed to determine how much plasma you can donate, and get your blood pressure and pulse taken. After the first donation, it only takes about 45 minutes - it's the easiest money ever!

Who donates plasma

After a quick search on the internet, I found that a lot of normal (read: not drugged up and not-homeless people) make a decent amount of money by plasma donating. Who knew that plasma was worth so much? Plasma centers do not directly set the pay- they go off how much you weigh, how often you donate, and how tall you are.


156 comments:

  1. No, I realize some people are totally freaked out by needles or blood, to me that doesn't mean they should be lower on a list for receiving blood or plasma if needed.

    I get paid cash, by the way, the set pay rate for my donation center is 40, 60, 35, 35, 25, 30, 25, 30, 25 and 30, over and over, with an additional 10 on your 6th donation in the same month. Referring someone else, if they donate twice, is an additional 20.

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    1. What state are you in ..cuz in Florida I got 50.50.20,40,25,40,20,35,25,40

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    2. Im a donor in michigan i wait in that plasma center for over 2 2Hours to only get 20 dollars is crazy when u guys get 2,000 a bottle, the pay out should be more than that, everyone who goes there are not crackheads, or has drug issue, cls should reconsider how much u pay ur donors considering how much u guys get, i cant see waisting my time for 20 bucks, if im helping saving life's , i give the same amount of plasma each time i go, i should get paid the same amount each time i go u guys get the same amount when u sell them to cancer center and sometimes more, 20 dollars should not be a factor when donating, u people who own these plasma centers should be ashame of yourselves,

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    3. At Biomat USA in Gilbert Az they pay you $50 for your first 5 donations and $35 for each one after that. If you have ever had a Hepatitis-B vaccine and have at least 1.6 ppm of the antibodies you qualify for the Hep-B program. If you choose to sign up they give you the Hep-B vaccine and you can not donate for 1wk but they give you $20 for having to wait. If after that wk you have a high enough antibody level (not everyone will) they pay you $45 for each donation.

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    4. At Octopharma in Vegas you get $50 for your first 5 then it's $20, $50, $20, $50 etc.

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    5. Soooo True!!!! the up and down pay is just ridiculous!!!

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    6. It makes sense - if they pay low for the first donation of the week, but high for the second, it assures that people will donate twice a week instead of just once a week. Essentially, it doubles their intake, without increasing their payout (as if they would pay equally for each donation.)

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    7. I can't even figure out which word he was going for when he came up with "danken." Taken? Drunk? Drank? Dranken? God, that makes my head hurt....

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    8. octoplasma in madison heights pays $70 first 4 visits. after that it is $20 and $35. i did the first 5 times. not worth it for $20

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    9. 50 the first 4 times in louisville. Great. 25 bucks after that is not really worth it after almost 3 hours. Your also charged 50 cents to even try and swipe your card most places. You honesty are getting 2 percent of your donation. If that.

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    10. At CSL Plasma you get $50 for your first 5 donations. After that the first donation of the week is $20 and then the second donation of the week depends on your weight. I get $40 the second day because I weigh over 175.

      Also they have monthly promotions in May you can make an extra $56 if you do what the promotions are.

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    11. thats very true..ive been going to CSL Plazma in Oakland Park fl for 3 yrs now..they make enuf off those bottle of plazma ud think they wud up the gift to the giver in funds...but, its 50.00 for the 1st 5 times consecutive and its by ur weight..so i make 20.00 then 45.00 in a wk..but, the trick is also i go to publix and get sumthing very small (banana) swipe the card and get the rest out cash..i have learned over time...thats the best and cheapest way 2 do it..the charge is .35 regardless and then the item..so u loss the fee..yrs ago we used to get cash paid to use...its just easier by the credit card and less time consuming...well anyhow, they open 7am to 7pm 7 days a week...i go when they 1st open to avoid the lines..it does help beleive me..and they du run specials most of the time..i hope i answered any1's q? that uses the south fl csl p center..and bring a jacket or u wil freeze ur AZZZ off!!

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    12. In El Paso I got 50, 60, 75, 50, 50.....
      they also have a referral program which gives 75 after the second donation.
      So that's 350 a month plus the 75 referral which is a total of 425. Nice money and help people. Everyone wins

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    13. Wow on missouri, 50 the first 5 donations then 35 6th and 7th, then 8th its between 75 and 100

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    14. I have made my first donation last week at Talecris (in El Paso), the rates are 50,60,75,75,75,60.... and I cannot remember the rates for return donors ..they also have a referral bonus of 75 after the second donation. I'm planning to come back this weekend for my second donation, I saw in their monthly calendar that they have additional bonuses.. for example this weekend I will get an additional bonus of 10 bucks if it is my second visit. :D

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    15. FYI the employees get paid more to donate than someone who doesn't work for them. I don't find that to b fair at all. They get $50 each donation.

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  2. wht do i do if i want to donate blood

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  3. Check out http://bloodbanker.com/plasma as they have all the centers listed and some great articles.

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    1. Hi Anonymous (whoever you are, thanks) thank you for referring our site as one of the blood center to visit. Check us out for easy and convenient registration for those willing to donate their blood and plasma for charity or educational purposes.Check also our hospital directory near you to earn money when donating blood.

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    2. Know of any paying donation centers in WA state? I'm AB+

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    3. Know of any paying donation centers in WA state? I'm AB+

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  4. I've danken beer in the parking lot before I donate I've noticed that it takes me less time to donate. maybe cause alcohol is a blood thinner.

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    1. You're an idiot.

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    2. Your freaking stupid

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    3. Not stupid it works try it

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    4. get your hands on some warfarin. BOOM! that blood will flow like the nile.

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    5. Yea, it's faster, but it you're also doing damage to your body by drinking before donating. Your body won't produce more plasma as fast and your screwing up your blood concentrations. Just a stupid decision in general.

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    6. Dumb, drinking before donating can kill you.

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    7. Dumb, drinking before donating can kill you.

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    8. That's crazy Why do that crazy

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    9. Taking a blood thinner before donating just to take 20 minutes off your donation time is just plain idiotic and dangerous!!

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  5. thank you i've driven past the plasma place 100 times and said i should google that place what are they selling in there ? what are the people scrapping with those white coats but i continued to drive past without a care in the world i digress!!!!!

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  6. I THINK ITS NOT FAIR TO A PERSON WITH A WEIGHT OF SAY 190 POUNDS COMPARED TO SOMEONE AT SAY 140 POUNDS.THE 190 POUND DONOR IN 7 DONATIONS WOULD HAVE DONATED 2 EXTRA BOTTLES OF PLASMA WITHOUT BEING PAID FOR THEM...FAIR.NOT....

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    1. Some centers pay more for the second donation if you weigh more.

      example for CLS in gilbert az
      110-149 lbs 1st $ 20 2nd $ 22
      150-174 lbs 1st $ 20 2nd $ 35
      175-400 lbs 1st $ 20 2nd $ 40

      and they also do different monthly incentives. Like for February if you donate 6 times you get a $ 20 bonus.

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  7. Is everyone in this comments section illiterate?

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  8. I've danken beer to

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  9. Donating plasma makes me fell great! Win - win.

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  10. Donate drunk. Its a blast.

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  11. They missed my vein!

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    1. That means your fat and they couldn't find it.

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    2. Not true! Im lean 135lb vains you could hit with darts. Dense muscle little fat surfacing vain.
      I recently was in the hospital and the RN missed putting a plastic unit in, right in front of the doctor.
      Did not feel good at all!
      So sometimes it means there's an idiot taking blood/giving fluids whatever.

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    3. 135lbs is not dense muscle. If you're a guy that is lol

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    4. Your veins become more visible when you drink more water

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    5. Um I'm 130lbs and I'm basically muscle, bones, and organs. It's called physically fit and toned. Even for a guy. Not everyone can be 6'5" bro-heim!

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    6. No matter your height, 130lbs is not toned. That is called being skinny so you look toned. To be truly toned you need to have actual muscle built up from working out, not just being skinny. You remind me of the cross-country runners when I went to high school, they all thought they were muscular because they were "toned." In reality, they were just skinny. Everyone has muscles (no matter how small) under fat. So you can very small muscle mass (obviously you do, only weighing 130) and still look toned, when you are not.

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    7. I find you very rude ^

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    8. You don't even know how tall the person is! I'm 5'8" 130 lbs. I'm toned, muscular, not skinny or big, and my veins get missed 50% of the time I have blood drawn. All veins aren't the same and all flabotomists aren't good at their job.

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    9. You don't even know how tall the person is! I'm 5'8" 130 lbs. I'm toned, muscular, not skinny or big, and my veins get missed 50% of the time I have blood drawn. All veins aren't the same and all flabotomists aren't good at their job.

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    10. I mean. I'm 5'11" and 225 pounds. That's dense muscle. 130 is pretty much a toothpick at 5'8". But regardless, being fat or ect doesn't matter if a nurse can't do her job and misses putting the needle in

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    11. 5'11" here, 220 lbs, only visible fat is muh beer belly, but it's like 15 lbs. I actually got pegged at 160 by someone recently, but muscle is far denser than fat, so it's deceiving. And, yes, 99% of these commenters are illiterate

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    12. I'm certified in phlebotomy and can definitely attest to the fact that NOT ALL phlebotomists are good at what they do!! I wouldn't let 80% of my classmates draw my blood in hospital after watching them "try" to draw blood for 3 months!! No way!

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    13. What an idiot!!! being fat has nothing to do with it, as for myself im a total fat ass at 320 pounds and 6'1" and they have never missed a vein at my place, not once not a single time, in perfectly every single time. some phlebotomists hit harder then others and some I don't even feel the needle enter me at all, just depends on the training of the certain person.

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    14. I can't stop laughing! Ya'll are a riot!

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    15. I am fat. Never had a problem with anyone finding my veins. Some people are a difficult stick, some techs don't know what they're doing. Being dehydrated vs well hydrated makes a difference as well

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  12. Wise csl would pay more after your first 5 donations

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  13. i would like to donate blood for both to help save lives and for money but my biggest consern is saving lives

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    1. Yep and world peace �� are you in beauty pageants? You've got the speech down.
      Some cosmetic surgery maybe soon save the world ��

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  14. So if the pay is due to the weight and height does anyone know about the average pay for 195lb 5'5" (yes I am overweight, I am working on that haha). Also it says they do a short physical, what does that entail exactly?

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    1. I'm a chubby girl. I always got $40 while my slender friend got $35 lol literally the ONLY benefit to being chubby

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    2. The physical part of the physical is checking your blood pressure, blood sugar, looking for track marks, etc. Then they ask a bunch of questions like if you've ever had sex with anyone from Africa since 1979 type stuff. And they also watch your behaviors to see if you are currently on drugs, drunk or just dangerous.

      Don't go out of your way to be a smart ass to the staff, they are just human and can make your stay better or worse usually depending on how much you just messed up their day.

      Tip: Just ask them how their day is going (without sounding creepy or patronizing). I bet no one else does.

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  15. pay rates differ not only from state to state but from specific locations as well. i have been to two donation centers so far; CSL plasma in beloit, WI. (north side of town since the state line cuts beloit in half, pay rate is currently $50 for the first 5 donations and $20 1st, $45 2nd) and Biolife plasma in janesville WI, i will not go back to Biolife since not only did they pay less but i had a bad experience with excessive bleeding more than two hours after my donation, also it's just too far for the meagerly sum they pay. ($20 for my first and only donation). I am now considering a center in Rockford IL (based off of the rumor that they will pay $75, but not many leads to verify these claims).

    also: your typical plasma physical is nothing like a physical from the doc. you do NOT have to worry about leaving the check-up room feeling violated. they mainly ask you a few questions, might check your blood pressure, look for bruises, sores, open wounds, nothing to really worry about.

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    1. Thank you I was wondering how invasive the exams were.

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  16. Well im in bakersfield and its always fun and majority of the time movies and games are great

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  17. the ones here in texas pay 60 your first 4 times, then 25 for the second week, and the second week 40

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  18. Does it matter if you have meth and booze in your blood?

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    1. Yes,u r tryn 2save a lyf not ruin 2

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    2. ^^Hahahahahaha

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    3. ^^^Lmao ***

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    4. All that nonsense to save nine characters... I don't want to live on this planet anymore... Seriously... The fact that the number of idiots on this planets keeps rising exponentially has me very worried for the future.

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    5. Future beauty pageant contestant.... "on this planets" :D. Then beforehand talking about the "number of idiots", he really screwed himself there. Anonymous whom posted on July 12th, of 2015 at 12:39 PM, do you happen to be making any speeches soon.

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    6. People who post anonymously are stupid!

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    7. ^^says the person who also posted anonymously.

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    8. ^^says the person who also posted anonymously.

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    9. ^^says the person who also posted anonymously.

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  19. Donatinid to help save lives,the booze and drugs do NOT,u should be permanently deferred

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  20. Here in Maine, at the center in Lewiston you get 50 for your first 2 donations. After that it's a base pay of 15, but you get an additional 5 for your first donation of the week, and an additional 10 for the second. So basically after the first two donations you get 20 for your first of the week, and 25 for the second.

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  21. should i get more money if i have imunities in my blood system ie hepA and hep B ?

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  22. Any1 in cleveland, OH? Tryin 2 find out what they pay?

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  23. Anything that come out me should cost more than couple dollars should cost 100$ because they selling it for 1000$.

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    1. They have overhead costs, the machines, medically trained staff. If it's not worth it to you, don't go. No one else is going to give you money to sit on your ass and watch TV that's for sure.

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    2. Yes and all those overhead costs are tax deductible for them, that means we tax payers are paying their bills.

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    3. Overhead cost may be very high, I heard $30,000 for the machine that separates your blood,employees startin at $12/hr, nice buildings well over a million,ect. Don't think this would be done without studies being done to make sure there is a big return for these guys.It would be crazy to make this kind of investment without being certain that you would make a hefty profit.To pay someone an average of $20-$40 a donation is pretty much a slap in the face.Not many donors donate for any other reason than for the compensation.They put these centers in areas where people are economy depressed knowing they will have an abundance of donors,pretty much taking advantage of the not so good situation.It would be easy for them to pay $50-$100 or more a donation if they wanted to,they could always pass the extra cost on to pharmaceutical companies buying the plasma.And I am sure if they really cared about the donors at all, they would pay much more than what they do.I really doubt that they care about the people lives that are being made bettet or being saved ,their only concern is making sure that there are huge profits for themselves.

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  24. do they pay more for specialty blood? I'm type O pos,..

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    1. No, they don't take your actual blood (known as whole blood donation) they only take your plasma which is why you can donate twice a week rather than twice a year. Blood type doesn't affect your plasma but you may qualify for a bonus if you have certain antibodies.

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  25. Has anyone ever passed out? That's what im afraid of.

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    1. Hi, I've donated about 4-5 times (3-4 times unpaid, and 1 time - paid plasma). I've never seen anyone pass out during the procedure, so far though ;) btw, I'm from Kazakhstan

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    2. I passed out 1 hour after I gave blood but only because I didnt eat first make sure you eat something then you should be fine

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    3. Ive passed out before. Blame is on them. I weight in at 167, they marked me as 267 accidently on my 7th visit. Took 60 ml extra plasma from me. Long story short... I almost died. Muscke spasms, hot cold sweet, loss of consciousness...all that good stuff ;) i dont donate anymore. Staff doesnt even have to go to collage to work there. Only need a GED or highschool diploma. Fucked up right?

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    4. You should watch and question everything so you know your dialed in.
      They aren't always the brightest folks ��

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    5. I almost did today when I donated for 1st time to be paid... I went into a dehydration shock the nurse said... so when I go back she told me the importance of drimkomg.plenty of WATER and eat a good meal. The day prior as well...

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    6. I almost did today when I donated for 1st time to be paid... I went into a dehydration shock the nurse said... so when I go back she told me the importance of drimkomg.plenty of WATER and eat a good meal. The day prior as well...

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    7. Some people do...being very well hydrated and eating a high protein meal before always helps. Regardless..I ALWAYS feel hot, dizzy & nauseated by the 3rd cycle. Just depends on the body/person.

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  27. I have passed out later when I got home got dizzy and hit the floor.

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    1. so did me and my boyfriend friday night.. with in hours after donating. he cracked his head on the sink.

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    2. so did me and my boyfriend friday night.. with in hours after donating. he cracked his head on the sink.

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    3. Great! Im on motorcycle passing out on the wheel?
      Dont sound worth any amount of helping out or the few dollars gained.��

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  28. If anyone still comes here and wonders here's some input from a plasma donation center employee.

    1) Eat and drink before you donate, Losing consciousnesses is rare, but you can make it more likely by not getting nutrients and hydration before you donate.

    2)Don't donate if you didn't sleep well. On top of raising all your vitals, and potentially being deferred, lack of sleep slows down your donation process noticeably and cause loss of consciousness.

    3)Don't smoke your cigarette until after you donate. A lot of people are deferred everyday from smoking right before they donate, causing their blood pressure and pulse to be out of limits, just wait until after.

    4)Drugs and Alcohol. Just don't. You can, and will, be deferred for coming in drunk or high, sometimes even permanently.

    5)Don't move the arm you are donating from during the donation process. You will greatly increase the odds of a hematoma as well as cause discomfort to yourself.

    6)If you feel dizzy or nauseous, tell someone. It's dangerous to pass out while donating, you may not receive your full payment, but your safety is top priority.


    The Physical, is mostly questions about your medical history, Usually they will look at your feet, your arms, and your abdomen (your shirt about halfway up). You are also free to request a chaperon if you feel uncomfortable about it.

    The people who do the physical are usually practical nurses, registered nurses or EMT-paramedics.


    If you didn't like your experience at least come back for a second donation, as your first one is used exclusively for serum testing and re-activeness and some other stuff. Your second unit of plasma is the first one that will actually be used to help people. You can quit after your second if you still want to, but at least do 2 donations please

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    1. How are they going to know if im high or on drugs?

      Afterall often the drugs are not my creation, they are my addiction!

      I have my government big business corporate monsters and wall street types to thank!

      I dont believe any addict wants the addiction

      That said sure its blood/plasma ready to test!

      But do they test for everything and what's accepted to what's over the limit

      Im sure there's been some straight people leave blood banks to wind up dead

      Car wreck passed out!
      Or whatever!

      The fact is they profit clearly way way too much obviously to actually give much a real moral shit!

      Argue otherwise its the nature of people, some really think otherwise.

      And feel in heart as well.

      But in reality it is all dictated based on the bottom dollar!

      A most sad reality compared to real love and empathetic human life!

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    2. Ya.... Don't donate. Please. You sound like you've done enough damage to yourself. If you don't care about your own body but want $30 for your "addiction". Yuck, keep your bodily fluids to yourself.

      If you're so worked up about the unfair prices of what they sell vs what they pay... Do some research. If you want to be mad at someone, talk to a director of the biopharmaceutical boards. Not the nurses who make $35k a year.

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    3. Oh shut the f*** up.

      "It's not my creation, it's my addiction."

      Get the f*** out of here. You ingested the bull**** and caused your own addiction. Everyone know that there are addicting drugs but yet you dumb asses still f*** around and want people to feel bad for you. I have no sympathy for someone who plays on train tracks and gets hit and I have no sympathy for you.

      You're weak and don't want your addiction to end. If you did, you'd walk the f*** away and stop the bull****.

      You sit up here and play the "Oh corporate america is f****ing us, they have no morals!" When you willing accept that payment so you can feed your selfish habit. See, you're the actually problem, suplly and demand, without the demand (you) they will be forced to pay more just like without you, drug dealers have no one to sell to. But you're too much of a selfish f*** to help out society, you expect it to help you even though you're totally worthless. You won't stop and you refuse to do yourself in before you use up resources, instead you'll do it slowly and use up every little thing you can get your greedy hands on, all the while b****ing.

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    4. Sounds as though with wat I read about passing out getting dizzy ppl hitting heads on sink and busting ur head open should that be some extra compensation for that cause it sounds to risky for the little they pay no thanks I not that needy or desperate

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    5. Addiction is not a disease. High paid therapists made that shit up so weak minded people would have an excuse for their own actions. There for takes no responsibility and blames the world. What do you do with what can't be fixed. They do it to perfectly good animals everyday. Poor animals.

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    6. Ive donated in the 90's & stopped in 95. I jus started bck about 2 wks ago. Biggest factor in passing out, Saline rinse during & after donating. Instantly rehydrates You. Still try to eat thow. Sum centers are too cheap to giv it. Its vital 2 me. Especially in Summer months. Ask b4 You donate. Saline in the IV.

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    7. Ive donated in the 90's & stopped in 95. I jus started bck about 2 wks ago. Biggest factor in passing out, Saline rinse during & after donating. Instantly rehydrates You. Still try to eat thow. Sum centers are too cheap to giv it. Its vital 2 me. Especially in Summer months. Ask b4 You donate. Saline in the IV.

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  29. I was told because I am AB+ I should donate. Is this blood type going to make a difference in how they compensate?

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    1. It doesn't affect your pay at all as it's not a whole blood donation. However if you did donate whole blood it would be a huge help. Keep in mind though that if you've donated whole blood, you will be deferred from donating plasma for six months.

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    2. Do they tell you your blood type because I don't know mine but I would like to know??

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  30. Ive passed out before. Blame is on them. I weight in at 167, they marked me as 267 accidently on my 7th visit. Took 60 ml extra plasma from me. Long story short... I almost died. Muscke spasms, hot cold sweet, loss of consciousness...all that good stuff ;) i dont donate anymore. Staff doesnt even have to go to collage to work there. Only need a GED or highschool diploma. Fucked up right?

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    1. I guarantee the nurses finding your vein with a large guage needle has more than a GED. The receptionist, not so much. But, genius person, you can't walk into a building and go "yay now I can stop thinking for myself and ask no more questions!" You are responsible for you. You also would have absolutely felt symptoms way before they were done and the right thing to do is notify someone.
      Plus, the fact that you are discussing this means you didn't sue them which means it only meant enough to you to blog angrily. Get over it.

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    2. Apparently you need to go to COLLEGE to learn how to spell college.

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  31. i don tusualy do blood donate but i get lot monie from this and so i got 200 dolar from first then and 400 dolar form next becase im tall

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    1. Oh, shut the F**** up! Cause I'm tall! hate tall people, I once went on penis size study, dude next to me got paid 300 and i got paid 50 bucks.

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  32. Biotest in texas pay you 60 for the 4 time and then 25 and 40 you get extra 5 on the 6 visit then 7 extra 10

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  33. Biotest in texas pay you 60 for the 4 time and then 25 and 40 you get extra 5 on the 6 visit then 7 extra 10

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  34. Biotest pays donors who are rh negative blood type with high anti bodies 90 per visit .which is 720 a month thats

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  35. Can you donate plasma while breast feeding?

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    1. I would leave my baby at home.

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    2. Mother of 5 children, all breastfedOctober 9, 2016 at 6:14 PM

      You shouldn't donate blood or plasma during the breastfeeding months. Breastfeeding moms need to stay hydrated and donating blood or plasma will make staying hydrated nearly impossible. You may be considering donating because you need cash or because you want to help other people, but by breastfeeding your baby, you are actually saving money while giving your baby the healthiest start possible.

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  36. These comments are comedy gold I swear....

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    1. Once you start, you end up reading them all lol

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    2. Absolutely true, I read every one and laughed most of the way

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  37. Anyone knows of other programs such as Clinical trials, Psych eval, DNA, Other bodily fluids studies? Is there a national forums created by people (donors) that can communicate with each other and find such programs? I lost my job but Im assuming that by donating plasma, and participating in drug trials and clinical panels I could get by.

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    1. If you participate in clinical trials you are not eligible to donate plasma.

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  38. I have a question about the giving part...I have tried to donate blood before and they can never find a vein and when I give blood at the Dr they always have to take it from the top of my hand....would I be able to donate that way or is it a no for me since they can never find a vein? Thank you

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    1. They will NOT take it from your hand. If they can't find a good vein in your arm you're outta luck.

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  39. In SLC, UT, they offer the pay rates as following: $50, $60, $45, $45, $45. Once you've exceed five donations, it rotates in $20, $45, $20, $45, ect. If you refer someone and they donate at least twice, they give you an additional $50.

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  40. I was considering getting into plasma donation, but after looking at the literacy level throughout these comments, I'm about 85% convinced that doing so will lead to some varying degree of brain deterioration.

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    1. lol, it is diverse group with all income levels ... not that bad thought

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    2. Tacoma, Washington. I just donated today for the first time. The visit took about 3.5 hours. Probably a bit longer than it could have but I found the whole process interesting and asked a lot of questions. The staff was very knowledgeable and were all more than happy to answer.
      I ate a bowl of oatmeal before I left and had a coffee. I should have also had a Gatorade because on the third round of pulling out the blood I got woozy and hot. They gave me a cup of water and an ice pack. When it put the blood back in I was fine.
      The clientele wasn't as sketchy add I expected. They seem to do a good job of weeding out people you wouldn't want to get medicine made from. All of the parts that contact your blood are disposable, something I was concerned about.
      I revived $75 for this visit and it looked like they run a lot of specials so every month what you get paid could be different.
      All in all it was a good experience and I'll do it again.
      If you're on medication you may want to call ahead. My husband is on a beta blocker for his blood pressure and that disqualifies him.

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  41. Grifols Talecris is now offering $75 for the first two donations. That's $150 in one week!

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  42. It's just not right if you think about it they are making a killing off of you and you ain't getting shit out of it not forreal

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  43. It's just not right if you think about it they are making a killing off of you and you ain't getting shit out of it not forreal

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  44. For clarification CSL does not sell plasma for $1000 and only give you $50. The plasma is sold for between $102-$118. It is completely voluntary so, if your doing it to get paid verses saving lives you may want to look into another source of income.

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    1. Really?!! WHO does it to save lives? Nobody!

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  45. here in houston texas, Biomat/grifols pretty much has the market, first 5 donations(new donor) $50 per donation, then it's 20/30,each week with bonuses on 2nd donation of week(dec, this month was 15 extra on 2nd donation all month) long, and referrals are $10 after their first then a whopping , $40 on their 2nd ... hope this helps(as of 12/22/15)

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  46. Beaumont, Texas paid me $50 for first two donations then $20 for first donation of the week and $30 for second and I donate 825 ml of plasma per donation, I think it should be more too! I only go when I really need the money cause I'm there sometimes 4 or 5 hours just to donate and that small amount of money isn't always worth my time.

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  47. I donated plasma at CSL plasma in 2011 and was misdiagnosed with HIV. After i started counseling i became physically sick. I found out later that i had visited my doctor 10 days after i donated for a upper respiratory virus. My body fought it off for 2 years then i came down with a cronic disease CIDP like MS with no cure. I had a lawsuit pending against CSL but have had a rough time. The plasma industry has unlimited resources and have bought off my attorney, forged documents, and forced me to proceed pro-se or on my own. I wish i would have never donated plasma, they never told me the risks and dangers. When you donate plasma they take you're healthy antibodies out of you're blood and replace it with saline solution.Even if you are healthy like i was you can still get sick. Antibodies are what fights off diseases in the bloodstream. Please check out the side effects because it is to late for me and maby i can help someone from going through what i have. I have done a lot of research and my disease CIDP follows a flu shot, intestional virus, operation, and yes a respiratory virus. I was healthy when i went into CSL plasma sick when i came out. If anyone needs any help or advice about donating plasma i donated to help others and look what happened and you're life isn't worth 30 dollars. Please feel free to call me if i can help you, just leave a message. carl logan lowe jr. louisville, ky. 502-225-5763.or e-mail me at lowe4447@TWC.COM

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    1. Antonette AlcantarJuly 17, 2016 at 9:31 AM

      I was also misdiagnosed with HIV but that was with Biotest plasma center. As soon as they told me that I went to our health department in Texas. I was negative and now my name is on the nddr list. Do anyone know how I can get my name removed off of that list?

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  48. Is there a plasma center in the Bay area CA?

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  49. Anyone in the Los Angeles area?

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  50. Pro-tip--Make sure you are drinking PLENTY of water. They will not let you donate if you're dehydrated.

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  51. I just donated for the first time ever today; easiest money that I have ever made. Its more time for the first visit, but it appeared that people were getting in and out in a reasonable time who were regulars. Unlike a whole blood donation, I don't feel weak or anything and it seems to be a quick recovery. CSL uses a Citibank card, so as long as you are using one of their atms, its fee free. I got paid $50, and could only get $40 out of the atm; after checking the website, I still have $10 (no fees). Its a no bullshit way to make money, and everything that I saw was sanitary and professional. Its like 15 minutes more time than a whole blood donation, but you get paid for your time which is nice.

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    1. To follow up, the fees get posted real late. Its a $1.50 for atm use, regardless of which one. An atm cash back or a large online purchase would probably be better than atm'ing for cash each week.

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  52. I go to the plasma bank here in Hampton Virginia. It is one of the worst ones in Virginia off Mercury Boulevard Hampton Virginia. Half of the staff I give you the needed do not know what they are doing and they are very unprofessional. They will actually talk s*** to you about not paying you. I just recently said f*** them. My time and my plasma is not worth the few dollars that they pay already cheat you out of for some b*******. Believe that

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  53. Anybody know the pay schedule at Ked in Kingsport, TN? Thx..

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  54. Could I get the money deposited into my bank account instead of on a prepaid card?

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  55. My God, most comments on here look like they were written by a 4 year old. Please, PLEASE go get an education or enable spell check and auto correct. Etz Sid wen Yarr spalleng leeokesz lik thizz

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  56. In your article you state as an answer about paid donations, "Paid plasma donation is the same as any other automated donation process. I assume that "selling" plasma sounds too awkward." Actually, the company IS NOT paying you for the plasma, but rather they are reimbursing you for your time and discomfort. A reimbursement IS NOT income and therefore can't be taxed, doesn't need to be reported to IRS, and most importantly for many low income persons (like people who get Supplemental Security Income, SSI) can't be deducted from your check. It's one of the few ways that poor people can legally work the system and when $250 a month is a third of your monthly income it makes a huge difference.

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  57. I am having difficulty comprehending the incredible stupidity and unbelievable selfishness of the vast majority of people who make comment on this page. Donating blood plasma is (or at least should be) an altruistic act, without expectation of reward. I feel sadness that it comes to the need for me to make comment about this.

    I am an Australian donor, who over the last 41 plus years, has made 575 donations of whole blood, plasma, and platelets. There has never been expectation of anything, other than the knowledge that I am helping someone who is in need. In Australia, it is in fact, an offence to offer an inducement to donate blood, blood products, or tissue or organs. All such donations are gifts, freely given, without resorting to payment or other reward.

    In Australia, all blood and blood products, and to some extent, bone marrow, are collected by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. All nurses are highly skilled, fully qualified, and passionate about what they do. Yes, I have suffered the odd painful needle, but for the outcome, I am more than prepared to endure that. I know that whatever minor discomfort I may feel, somebody else is getting a further chance at life.

    Australia has the best and safest blood supply in the world. WITHOUT EXCEPTION!!! You people really suck. Your small minded selfishness and meanness for the sake of a few dollars beggars belief.

    Grow up! If you have the attitude that it is just about the money, then perhaps the world would be a better place if you just didn't donate. Get your head out of your a** and think of others for a change, instead of yourselves. As Anonymous said back on 24 September, do something about your appalling grammar and spelling. But then again, i wouldn't expect better from dumb Americans like you. And yes, I do think I am better than the most of you!!!

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    1. TLDR. Want a cookie? Not everyone is a saint, some of us have lives and need money to survive, some of us feel our time is worth something. If you're worthless and have nothing but free time cause your daddy pays your bills, spend it giving away your body.

      By the way, stop being a racist c***, no one gives a shit that you're from AUS and your derogatory comments towards all Americans proves your bigotry.

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  58. This is to be updated here in South Texas your first visit is $60, $75 on your second.

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