Plasma Donation, spreading the word to 1 community at a time!

Grass roots approach to spreading the word about blood donation through paid plasma donation. Nothing motivates people like the need for money to survive and pay bills.  Ask any college student, they always need cash to pay bills. So here is our solution to getting people’s attention, through appeal to good old hard cash.  Nothing fancy marketing wise here, just getting people the information they might need. Feel free to print and distribute these flyers as we’ve open sourced them to the community for everyone to use. bb-com-flyer-for-physicaldistribution Someone just print the image and posted it at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Let’s spread the word of blood donation and post it in your community. University-North Carolina - Charlotte2New post from Del Rey Florida, thanks for the support!Image0024This photo is taken from San Francisco, California! Keep it coming guys! san-francisco-6 BloodBanker has already reach the Philadelphia! Keep it going guys! Attachment-bb-support-in-philadelphiaSomeone posted our flyer at University of California, Santa Barbara bulletin board! ucsb-santa-barbara-3 Another post from University of California, Santa Barbara! ucsb-santa-barbara-2 Thank you for posting this flyers at University of California, Santa Barbara!University-North Carolina - Charlotte3 University of North Carolina - Charlotte BloodBanker has reached Los Angeles! Thank you for the support. 1 2 Still at Los Angeles taken by a volunteer! 4 3

Paid plasma donation, 10 years of knowledge summed up

Okay, BloodBanker.com has been around for over 10 years, here are the most common questions we get about plasma donations.

What are the general requirements?
- Minimum 18 years, maximum 69 year. In good health and at least 110 pounds weight with proof of ID and sometimes address.

How much can I get paid?
- It depends on the place, but said and done you’ll get about $25-$45 per donation.

Where can I donate?
- You can find a local donation center here at BloodBanker.com/Banks

How long does it take?
- It takes about 1.5 hours once you are in the system.

What can I do during the donation time?
- Almost anything in a chair, you can read books, watch movies, play games on your phone. Many locations have movies going, otherwise personal entertainment is encouraged.

Is it safe?
- Yes, all the machine does is remove the plasma from your blood and return the rest to you. It’s perfectly safe and even better then a whole blood letting.

Can you get sick from it?
- Do not donate if you have cold symptoms as it will make it worse.

Does it hurt?
- No, it is painless and many people find it rather relaxing.

What is plasma used for?
- Plasma is used to treat cancer and many other diseases and medical procedures. It can’t be producing in a lab or factory. The only source is from healthy humans.

Why would i donate plasma?
- You want to make money and/or help modern medicine as blood products are increasing being used in many different applications to heal people.

References:

Plasma Treating Neuologic Conditions:

https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/GetGuidelineContent/472

Plasma for healing pain:

https://www.treatingpain.com/diagnosis-treatments/platelet-rich-plasma-prp

Technical plasma analysis:

http://www.blood.co.uk/about-blood/how-blood-is-used/plasma/

 

Givecoin bounty program for Blood Donation Charity

BloodBanker.org is paying people Givecoin in a bounty program they started. Givecoin Bounty Program. What is great is that they are vowing not to convert any of the donations they are getting, here: http://explorer.givecoin.info/address/76DAU2No5gDZgULCAACZKmWWSpWgiZvHzh into any other digital currencies, like bitcoin or digitialcoin.

This is interesting because it creates a whole ecosystem where donors can see where exactly their money is going. As a donor I know exactly how much the charity has by checking the block explorer. Then, on the other side, the bounty program creates a direct way for people to provide value for the charity. By paying out in bounties you are providing jobs for people that want to help a charity but might not necessarily have financial wealth.

Granted, a charity isn’t going to get 100% of its funding through a cryptocoin, but what if a charity uses a bounty program as a way to tap into a new younger crowd of advocates and donors. It’s a self sustaining system you’ve created as long as there are enough onramps and offramps so people can freely trade Givecoin with other currency as they please.

Philippine Relief for 7.2 Earthquake on 10.14.2013

An earthquake with magnitude 7.2 occurred near Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines at 00:12:37.20 UTC on Oct 15, 2013.

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BloodBanker is donating funds to the American Red Cross on behalf of the victims in Bohol here. Red Cross Philippines Earthquake Relief If you like BloodBanker then please consider donating to help the victims of this earthquake as some awesome contributions to BloodBanker were made by very talented developers from this area.

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Tips to Get Your Blood Donation Accepted

How to Make Healthy Blood Donation

Here are some tips to getting your blood donation accepted. These practices are helpful in all kinds of blood donation including plasma, whole blood and platelet .

  • Drink lots of water the day before, as well as the same day you donate. Taking in extra fluids will greatly reduce your donation time and will help you not feel tired after donating.
  • Prior to donating, EAT A WELL-BALANCED MEAL and avoid alcohol or beverages with caffeine or any other highly processed foods.
  • Avoid high-cholesterol and fatty foods.
  • Maintain your iron and protein levels by eating a well-balanced diet. Most donation centers test for iron, so a iron supplement might be a good idea before your first visit.
  • Finally, drink plenty of water after you donate to replenish fluids.

Also, proper food and adequate fluid intake are essential keys to a successful donation. We recommend the following:

Fluids

    • Drink 4-6 tall (8 ounce) glasses of water, fruit juice or another caffeine-free liquid at least 2 to 3 hours before donation. In addition, if you wish to continue donating on a regular basis, consume adequate fluids daily.
    • Avoid caffeinated beverages because they dehydrate the body. Avoid coffee, tea, chocolate drinks, soft drinks (pop or soda unless they state “caffeine-free” on the label).
    • Avoid alcohol of any type for 24 hours before you donate.

Foods

    • Eat a meal prior to donation.

Adequate Sleep

    • A good rule of thumb is a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of sleep the night before donating.

After Your Donation

  • Eat a light meal and drink more fluids than usual in the next 4 hours.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol. This is key. It may seem like fun to get that 4 martini buzz on just one but just don’t do it, this can really mess you up for days
  • Keep your venipuncture site clean and dry. The bandage may be removed after several hours.
  • If there is bleeding from the venipuncture site, raise arm and apply pressure.
  • If fainting or dizziness occurs, either lie down or sit with head between the knees.
  • If any symptoms persist, either telephone the center, return to our center or see a doctor IMMEDIATELY.