Plasma is a fluid that makes up more than half of your blood. Your body uses it to carry blood cells throughout your system and maintain many different bodily functions.
Plasma is in high demand by hospitals and clinics, as well as pharmaceutical companies. It’s used in medical treatments for conditions like:
- Liver disease
- Autoimmune disorders
- Other blood clotting factor deficiencies
For this reason, many medical facilities ask for plasma donations from healthy people who can meet certain criteria. More to the point, many donation centers will actually pay you to give plasma, which means you can turn it into a money-making side hustle. However, some people have ethical qualms with this, which we’ll cover below.
Read on to learn all about donating blood plasma for money (and the arguments for and against it).