Post by travelingrat on Apr 16, 2015 8:13:26 GMT -5
hi, i used to donate plasma in Tempe, AZ. this was a couple of years ago but my memory is that we could go back every 3 days although maybe it was every 4 days. i am not sure if your question is in regard to what is good for your body or just in regard to the clinic rules.
your body will have completely replaced any loss after that 3 or 4 day period. however, do you get bruises when you donate? i bruise easily even though i have high hemoglobin and good RBC readings, so i would not be able to go in to a screen for at least a week after donating as it would be obvious i had been. don't give them any reason to ban you!!!! plasma donation can keep a person from starving (it sure helped me!) but the big bucks are in the studies.
as for telling the clinic at screening: don't do it. they don't need to know and it could go against you. most clinics go by extremely illogical protocols. it is not like you have drugs in your body and are not telling them ...soing was taken FROM your own body, not put into it.
Post by kkingccrimson on Apr 16, 2015 20:16:13 GMT -5
Called the today.I was told that many have donated plasma and participated in a study.Just depends on the study(Vince And...said the same thing).Also,if you tell them you have donated,you might have to do a "wash out",which i guess means having to wait a certain length of time. So im not sure what will happen. I tried to donate plasma a couple of days a go,and the woman could not find a vein..in either arm!Dumb @ss. So I only made 10 bucks.I will try again tomorrow,and if the same thing happens,the Hell with it.I have been avoiding caffeine,fatty foods and have been drinking a lot of water.
Post by kkingccrimson on Apr 17, 2015 19:11:17 GMT -5
Went back to CSL Plasma today Went through hoops and circles for over an hour.Finally,one of the employees took me right to a bed,so they could begin the procedure(I think she felt bad because i had been waiting going back and forth. Anyhoo,one gal "found" a vein in my right(one of the doctors their took a look and said that I do indeed have small veins),stuck the needle in,waited a while,and I guess things did not go the way they were supposed to since she removed the needle,applied ice,gauze and a bandage. So than someone else tried my left arm and that did not work either. I did not end up giving any plasma,but,since they did stick me,I walked out with an extra 50 bucks. I will wait a few days and see if theres any severe bruising. I will probably try it at least once more,just to see if I can get any more money out of them.I think there could be the possibility of being deferred.If I am deferred,I at least hope I can get paid again.Not sure how much it is for second donation(even though,technically,I never have donated). I plan on trying either Quintiles or V and A..maybe both,with in the next couple of weeks.
Unless you are dead broke, I think you are better off not doing plasma while you are planning to screen. On the other hand, the small vein problem means you might get rejected from studies. not everybody makes it into studies.
making 50 bucks could cost you $1000 if you dont get into a study because you have fresh needle marks or your iron count is low or soing like that.