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    How many people on here donate plasma? What have your experiences been like? My parents are being extremely gay and won't give me my social security card so I can start donating. Its super irritating especially since they have no real logical reason against it. I'm contemplating going down to the social security office so to get my own card.


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    So, your parents were pretty pleased about the new ruling in Iowa? I hope they exercise their right and finally get married.


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    Re: Donating Plasma

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    How many people on here donate plasma? What have your experiences been like? My parents are being extremely gay and won't give me my social security card so I can start donating. Its super irritating especially since they have no real logical reason against it. I'm contemplating going down to the social security office so to get my own card.
    Are you 18?

    Then do what you want.

    Oh, are your parents paying for school? Books? room and board? Clothes, transporation, or entertainment?

    Are they still gay?


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    Re: Donating Plasma

    Do they have an illogical reasoning against it?


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    Re: Donating Plasma

    I did it when it was there. 99% of the time was a good experience. Made some money for watching movies on my Nintendo DS. It's even more worthwhile if you are able to go at times where there is no waiting. If anyone tells you they can make $20-30 sitting in a chair for an hour should qualify that with how long they had to wait to get into that chair. I had 2 hour waits on a number of occasions. If you're in there when it's empty it moves fast, and the staff is around more for the 1% of the time something isn't quite right.



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    Well if you're over 18 be a man and take it from them. It's yours.
    Donating plasma allowed me to earn money for beer and actually do my reading assignments. Not bad.


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    I did it in college. No problems ever. Good, easy bar money.



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    Re: Donating Plasma

    For the year and a half I did it, it was great. Eventually it wore down my immune system from doing it every week, but it's very convenient, as you can study while doing it, and the pay EASILY covers your entertainment budget. I have a significant scar in my left elbow pit, but it's no big deal, IMO. There really is no legitimate reason for your parents to be opposed to this.


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    Re: Donating Plasma

    Quote Originally Posted by TxCycloneFan View Post
    Are you 18?

    Then do what you want.

    Oh, are your parents paying for school? Books? room and board? Clothes, transporation, or entertainment?

    Are they still gay?
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    Yes, No, Yes, Depends, Depends, 95% no.

    Gay as in stupid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I have a significant scar in my left elbow pit.
    There will be times you look like a heroin addict, so if you already look like Scott Weiland it might not be worth the hassle.



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    Re: Donating Plasma

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
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    Yes, No, Yes, Depends, Depends, 95% no.

    Gay as in stupid.
    gay  /geɪ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [gey] Show IPA adjective, -er, -est, noun, adverb

    Use gay in a Sentence

    –adjective 1.having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music. 2.bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments. 3.given to or abounding in social or other pleasures: a gay social season. 4.licentious; dissipated; wanton: The baron is a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies. 5.homosexual. 6.of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.
    –noun 7.a homosexual person, esp. a male.
    –adverb 8.in a gay manner.


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    Re: Donating Plasma

    A few comments:

    1. What do your parents' homosexual relations have to do with them giving you your social security card?

    2. I donated for a few years while in college. I found that a lot of the people in Ames were not good at it. I think a blind man could hit my veins with a pencil, but it did not seem that the people there could do so on a regular basis. They would often stick the needle through the vein, so I would bleed enough for some blood to be removed, but then would get a hematoma when the machine attempted to return the red blood cells.

    I quit giving after a particular incident when they screwed up both of my arms in that manner. I could tell the person assigned to me was a trainee, and she screwed up my first arm. I actually requested that the supervisor do the second arm, but he assured me that she was really good and had the same trainee do it again. She screwed up again, and I was displeased.

    3. On the plus side though, it is fairly easy money and addresses a need. Back when I did it you had to do it twice a week to make it worth while because they paid $20 the first time and $30 the second time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarbox View Post
    gay  /geɪ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [gey] Show IPA adjective, -er, -est, noun, adverb

    Use gay in a Sentence

    –adjective 1.having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music. 2.bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments. 3.given to or abounding in social or other pleasures: a gay social season. 4.licentious; dissipated; wanton: The baron is a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies. 5.homosexual. 6.of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.
    –noun 7.a homosexual person, esp. a male.
    –adverb 8.in a gay manner.


    Not saying you're wrong, but check urbandictionary.


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    Re: Donating Plasma

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    They would often stick the needle through the vein, so I would bleed enough for some blood to be removed, but then would get a hematoma when the machine attempted to return the red blood cells.
    That's what happened to me. I wouldn't let them touch my other arm after seeing the first one blow up to golf ball size. Only happened once though.

    I've had my blood drawn a few times by professional nurses since I left Ames, and in hindsight the people at the plasma center should be better at it. At the time, most of the people were decent enough and a few were really good. They have a lot of vet students there to practice on people who see it coming, before trying it on animals who don't. Pray you don't get a nervous first timer.



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    Re: Donating Plasma

    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    How many people on here donate plasma? What have your experiences been like? My parents are being extremely gay and won't give me my social security card so I can start donating. Its super irritating especially since they have no real logical reason against it. I'm contemplating going down to the social security office so to get my own card.
    why do you need a ss card to donate plasma? i have no idea, i've not ever done this.

    the ss card is yours, you should have it.

    your parents have some reason they don't want you donating, how about a nice rational conversation as to why?



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