What would you say if I told you that you could make tons of dollars monthly ‘selling your body?’
Okay, that sounds gross but not so gross if you get to learn that you are helping others out there. Relieved? Great! Let’s get started!
It is not much of a shocker anymore that people ‘sell their bodies’ for money. And by that, I mean donating body fluids and semi-fluids (if we can call stool and eggs semi-fluids) to clinical researches and medical trials.
As absurd as it may sound to you, especially if you have no prior knowledge of such ‘side gigs,’ donors actually help save millions of lives across the State and even the world.
Plasma donated, for example, is being processed into different components and used for pharmaceutical purposes. While semen donated, is used to fertilize eggs of women whose husbands lack healthy sperm. So, by any means, you are actually bringing smiles to someone out there. And that is worth all the troubles in my opinion. Nonetheless, donors are compensated for their contributions. Some clinics pay as much as $1,500 to sperm donors every month. .
Got your attention now?
It is only fair to give donors something for their troubles. The donation process comes with its fair share of troubles for the donors. Yes, you read right. Therefore, it is only fair they get something as an incentive to continue. Moreover, the business venture or clinic make money with the fluids donated.
However, it is crucial to have good knowledge of what you are getting into and how much is in it for you before taking the leap. And that is exactly what you will get in this article.
Making Money Selling Blood
Although the FDA has banned paying for blood donation – and for good reasons,- you can also make cool cash by selling your plasma. Plasma donation is more like blood donation save for the fact that it is not injected directly into the patient. This helps to eliminate the risks associated with using donated blood. According to the FDA, blood donated must be labeled with the name of the donor. Truth is, hospitals won’t use such blood. So, a new way of giving back is to donate your plasma. Blood is drawn from your vein, as usual, only this time the plasma will be collected and the red cells and other components of the whole blood will be returned into the donor’s bloodstream. This is way better than donating whole blood. It leaves you with no risk at all.
Money is a potent incentive. Unfortunately, only a handful of the thousands of donors who apply qualify to donate their plasma. Like blood donation, donors are carefully screened for any health issues before qualifying to donate. Besides health issues, some other factors such as your age and weight are of great concern too. Donors must be at least 18 years old and at most 69 years old. Also, they must have a healthy weight of up to 110 Pounds. Please note donors who just had surgeries do not qualify to donate until they recuperate fully.
How Much Can You Earn Donating Plasma?
There is no fixed price. The amount for each donation varies with the center and the amount of plasma you donate. However, most centers pay anything from $20 to $50 for each donation made. If, for example, you make up to three donations per week (which is plausible because of the rate at which plasma is regenerated in the body), you will earn about $600 per month. Of course, it won’t get you rich – even in a year or two – but it is a great way to help someone in need and gain a few extra bucks while at it.
How to Locate a Center
Locating a plasma center shouldn’t be much of a hassle as they are littered virtually everywhere in the State. You can visit DonatingPlasma.org or look up the centers near you online.
Make Money Selling Semen
Unlike plasma donation, semen donation is often made with great discretion. This is why you don’t see sperm banks littered at every corner of town. However, there are many centers looking for people who are willing and ‘eligible’ to donate semen. The semen donated is used to fertilize eggs of women whose partners do not produce enough healthy sperm. Sperm donation entails much more work than with plasma donation. Besides the process involved, semen donation is not as easy as you think. There are some things you should consider before visiting a center. First, there is the concern of knowing that you have a child somewhere. Yes, you may not know the child but you do know that your semen was used to fertilize eggs. Another cause of concern is that the FDA allows children born through this process to contact the donor when they are 18 years and above. Thus, sperm donors have a lot of thinking to do compared to plasma donors.
As easy as it may sound, it is crucial to note that there are lots of factors that would determine if you qualify to donate your semen or not. It will surprise you to know that only about 5% of interested donors qualify to donate sperm. Why?
Here are a few reasons why everyone won’t qualify as a donor.
- Every donor must be at least 5’7” tall
- You must be ready to commit for 6 months
- Donors must have no genetic diseases
- You must be smart or at least have a college degree or be in college
- Smokers cannot qualify as donors.
- Donors must be at least 18 years old and at most 39 years old.
- Every donor must have a clean family history
How Much Can You Earn Donating Sperm?
Just like plasma donation, the amount paid for each donation made varies with the center. Several factors such as your age, health, and location will influence the amount paid for sperm donation. However, most centers pay up to $1,500 per month. That is a total of $9,000 at the end of the 6-month donation period. Lucrative, yes? I know!
How to Locate a Center
Sperm donation centers, as I mentioned earlier, are not as common as plasma centers. That said, you can still find a good number of centers in many states, depending, to a large extent, on your location. You could ask your local health department or look up some centers near you online. SpermBankDirectory.com is a good place to start your search.
Make money while helping others. Be a donor today!