Once I had a friend whose father got sick and ended up in the hospital for an extended stay. What surprised the family was the amount of blood that was being drawn for “tests”. After a week of this, the son figured out what was happening. His father had a rare blood type and the doctor was extracting his blood for the sole purpose of selling it. Well, the hospital administration made an official inquiry and it’s no wonder that the vampire doctor promptly lost his job.
This goes to show that if you live in the right country and have a rare blood type, you could be a professional blood giver and never worry about retirement. In the US, however, it is illegal to sell blood. But we CAN give plasma and get paid for it (up to $35 a donation). Through a process called plasmapheresis, you can earn passive income for ANY blood type by just giving an hour of your time to a plasma center. You can relax as your blood comes out through a needle, and then recycles back into your body through the same needle (minus the plasma). Rest assured that your time at the plasma center will be well spent because your donated plasma can be used to treat burns, hepatitis, liver conditions, trauma and the list goes on. Plasma is also a prized possession for pharmaceutical companies as they test new medicines through the clinical trial process.
Plasma extraction is ideal for college students because it can avail up to $200 a month for a minimal time commitment. Because it’s impossible to find a good job in a college town, the alternative is working for $8.00/hour as a dish washer. If you choose to try this form of passive income, just realize that you are limited to two donations a week. And giving at this frequency is discouraged for long periods of time because it weakens your body’s immunity level. However, no matter what your frequency is your donations can have an extremely positive impact on the world around you. This is definitely a satisfying perk for anyone with a financial need and a little extra time on their hands.