Giving Blood For Money Or

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  1. Kalvin Mitnic

    Kalvin Mitnic Well-Known Member
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    anyting that can get a little cash to help retirement shortfall?

    Any ideas how to make a few bucks?:D I do manage to scrape by.
    Sometimes a few extra dollars would come in handy but I don't like delivering flyers or collecting cans and bottles.
    Giving blood seems a good idea?
    Kal.
     
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    You don't say where you are located. I have a lot of little jobs that need a handyman.

    We had such a terrible downpour yesterday that my gutter got detached from my roof. So, I need to call a gutter repair person.

    I sent a pic to my son and he said it's an easy fix but not for me....

    You could also do online writing but don't think it pays too much plus you have to be a good writer, with good grammar.
     
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    Can you sing - play an instrument ? You could busk if you can or
    Dog walker ?
     
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    I was just going to mention dog walker! :)

    Also, if you become a frequent poster on here our admin has drawings for $25 amazon gift cards usually twice a month, unless he stopped that.
     
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    Snap ! :p
     
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    I can't even hum dixie.
    Dogs don't like me.
    Gutter fix ? That means a ladder,don't think so. Writing? Not my forte. Think I'll check out selling blood.
     
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    Well just leave enough to survive on, won't you :p
     
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    Thanks I'm gonna look into that.

    Kal.
     
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    :pHa Ha! Blood money..
     
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    If you have a car, running errands.

    Or house cleaning.
     
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    I gave 49 pints of blood, the bulk to the Royal Army Medical Corps blood unit at Aldershot. You can't sell blood over here in Blighty. Had to give up because I contracted diabetes. Grrrr.
     
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    I wasn't aware one could still sell blood or plasma. They shut down those places in NorCal like 15 years ago. Big ass needle hurts like hell, and will eventually scar the vein, making the going in and pulling out hurt even worse. These days one can only give blood to the Red Cross, who then sells it for like a $100 a bag. No thanks!

    Selling stuff on Ebay, Etsy, etc., seems like a possibility....less painful too.
     
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    As far as I know, the only way you can make money from blood is if you have something peculiar about your blood. If you should develop something called anti-e, you can make a good bit of money donating frequently. This is not used to give to people, but is used for testing and research. It seems when the clinics, hospitals and universities buy it, the serum sells for about $200 an ounce or thereabouts. Other antibodies are valuable, too, but I think that is the most sought after.
     
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    Give blood in the UK and you get a cup of tea and a biscuit !
     
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    About the same here. First time (and last time!) I got suckered into giving blood at the Red Cross it was like a shot glass of orange juice, and a couple cookies. Cheap twits!
     
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    Why would you want to be paid for being in the privileged position to be able to help someone sick enough to need a blood transfusion... ?
     
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    It used to be a common practice here, @Holly Saunders, but was completely discontinued in the 1980s when AIDS came to the forefront. Drug addicts and alcoholics often gave blood more often than allowed to help support their habits. Now (as far as I know) it is only used for reagent purposes, and not many people are eligible. I once gave blood on a regular basis, but I then realized that nobody wanted my blood--not many anyhow, and much of my blood was simply discarded. If you are type O (particularly O negative), your blood is in much demand, but if you are AB positive, as I am, few people want my red cells, although plasma and platelets are used frequently. I would still give blood products if there were a pheresis (apheresis) unit nearby, but there is not.
     
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    Good post Don...as far as I know it's not something anyone ever has been paid to do in this country, we simply just donate... and hope like everyone, that it will be put to good use for someone in desperate need!

    I didn't know that about AB positive.. another thing I've learned today..thank you.

    Incidentally Blood donation units set up in our supermarket car parks, church halls , and similar 2 or 3 times a year every year...and of course there's always the main Blood donor units within the NHS hospital bases throughout the country which are open all years...
     
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    The mobile blood collection units USUALLY don't have the pheresis units I mentioned, but perhaps the NHS hospitals do. There are also special collection conditions for infants and young children, as they are treated differently than adults.
     
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