Want to donate blood this summer but don’t know where to go? Relax, the internet has everything for you. There are many blood bank centers and blood bank directories in United States. The trick is just finding the best site that can help you with what you’re looking for.
Cashfordonating.com and BloodBanker are two of several blood bank directory sites that provide users information about blood donation in the United States. This article will help you find out which site to use depending on your needs as a user.
What are these sites?
Cashfordonating.com is a free, ad-supported, internet-based website that provides information to people on how to donate blood, plasma, sperm and egg cells and get them paid for it. It means this site is not just limited to blood donation. If you want to earn money with the resources from your body, then this site can be helpful to you.
BloodBanker, on the other hand, is a directory that has all the blood and plasma donation centers – the ones that pay and that don’t – in one place for you. It also has blog sections for plasma and cord blood that contain updates of the latest scientific research about cord blood, blood bank reviews, and other relevant and informative articles about the blood industry.
In this article, we will look closely at how these two sites are alike and how they differ in the following aspects.
It is important for any blood bank directory to have easy searching.
In cashfordonating.com, there is a search box at the upper left side of the home page. The search box lets you fill in information about the facility name, donation type (plasma donation centers, blood donation centers, sperm donation centers and egg donation centers), zip code and radius (miles). The disadvantage of its search box is it requires specific information about each field and if you do know what to type, you’ll find zero results in your attempt.
BloodBanker has better searchability because you can directly search a blood bank by typing its name and zip code or by selecting a US state. But in case you are not sure what to type in there, the information about blood, plasma, cord companies, states and cities are ready to click. Scroll down the page and you can find over 60 blood, plasma and cord companies, select from 50 states or choose from over 50 popular cities. Bloodbanker.com also provides locations of bloodbanks in some states in Canada such as Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and many more.
2. Valuable Information
Cashfordonating.com only has few pages in its site. It has a page for each donation. For example, you want to donate blood, just click the “Donate Blood Paid” link at the bottom of the page. You will be directed to the page that contains information about blood donation like requirements, process, and benefits. Same thing goes for the pages of plasma, egg and sperm donation. There are no other related blogs that give further information about these topics.
But BloodBanker has blog sections for plasma and cord blood that have new updates about cord blood, plasma and blood donation, and other quality-rich articles related to the blood industry. BloodBanker also provides information about the blood banks that you are looking for such as name, short description, address and an interactive map.
When donating blood, a person’s privacy is very important.
In cashfordonating.com, once you activate the confirmation process during your registration, you acknowledge and agree that you may receive delivery of email-based advertising content from company or third parties, which are most likely spam messages. When you sign up to be a donor, your privacy is also compromised. To apply for donations, a user will have to submit personally-identifying information through online application forms. You will be asked to reveal information like name, address, telephone number, email address, birthday, driver’s license number, income, social security number, citizenship status and employment information. However, as provided in their Terms and Services, when you submit your online application information, you authorize the website to allow members of the Donation Network access your application information.
In BloodBanker, there is no need to give us any of your information. If you want to donate blood, just directly choose the blood center near your place and you can find there information about the blood bank such as contact numbers, address and an interactive map in case you don’t where it is. Just book your donation directly to the blood bank and there is no disclosing of personal information between you and BloodBanker anymore.
Both sites serve different purposes. Cashfordonating.com is about selling your blood, plasma, egg and sperm cell and get paid for it while BloodBanker is simply a blood bank directory.
Cashfordonating.com provides a section for search queries in its home page but you still won’t find this useful because it gives no search results most of the time. There are also no relevant and informative articles that you can use for further reading in cashfordonating.com unlike in BloodBanker.
If you’re goal is to look for blood and plasma donation centers in whatever State you’re in, BloodBanker is the best site to check on. It has easy-to-use search tools, basic navigation and information on blood donation centers for any city | province | state | zip code that you need to find. It also has a complete list and information about the blood and plasma banks not just in USA but also in Canada. You can read the latest news updates about cord and plasma donation and learn from these articles too.
So as far as searchability, valuable information and privacy issues are concerned, BloodBanker is the better site to go to.