The U.S. is the OPEC of Plasma: Donors Can Earn $60 a Week

The United States is one of the few countries that allows plasma donors to be paid… But many of the countries that prohibit compensation do not collect enough plasma. So they rely on plasma or plasma products made from the blood of people who donate in the United States, which supplies more than half the world’s plasma.

Full story in The New York Times.

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  1. Tom H. says:

    Interesting how so many people have an aversion to paying for blood. Or organs, Or almost anything else related to health and medicine.

  2. Larry C. says:

    What’s wrong with poor people earning $60 a week providing something that other people want and need?

  3. Bruce says:

    The question is: Whose blood is it in the first place? Yours? Or the governments?