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Old 07-19-2007, 02:45 AM   #11
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I used to donate blood, but you can only do that once like every 8 weeks. When I found out I could donate plasma locally 2 times a week, I was all over it. I get paid $50 a week for doing it, which ends up being about $20/hr for how long it takes. It sure helps pay the gas bills, and I know its saving lots of lives at the same time. I took these pics if anyone is interested to see how it works.

Here is a shot across the room, I usually go pretty late in the day when there are not that many people there
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Here is a shot of them taking my blood
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Here is a shot of the machine that gets the plasma. Plasma is a yellow, almost urine looking liquid, that is part of the blood. This machine pumps the blood out of vein, and takes your blood in cycles, each time filling that container. 1 donation usually takes about 10-12 cycles. Once the machine takes the plasma out of the blood, it pumps it back into your vein, and starts the next cycle. At the end, they pump a saleen solution back into your vein to compensate for all the missing plasma. They pump this back in at room temp, 70*, so when it goes into your body which is 98.6*, it feels like ICE!

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Wow thanks for the info and pics. I had no idea how that worked and now I know. Cool
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:01 PM   #13
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That is the most disgusting thing in the world, its good, saves lives, Id pass out at the thought of doing it.
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Old 07-19-2007, 05:06 PM   #14
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Hey!!! they dont pay me for my blood

No really I donate to the childrens hospital every once in a while. not as often as I should though.
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I have to check but I should have a crapload of maxum and stuff magazines in the garage storage area.
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i have a few Mens Health mags...but remember there is no book rate in Canada

let me know if you interested
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:51 PM   #17
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I have to check but I should have a crapload of maxum and stuff magazines in the garage storage area.
yes please!

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i have a few Mens Health mags...but remember there is no book rate in Canada

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no thanks, this doesn't look to be up my alley: Information on fitness, health, relationships, nutrition, weight-loss and muscle building

thanks anyways!
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bump. I'm getting low on mags I might even go for a good book if someone wants to pass it on.
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Ever read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer? If not, it is a good read. All local libraries will have a copy. For fiction, John Grisham'* books are pretty good. Emerson'* writings are always good but not exactly light reading.
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