FROM READERS: College student donates plasma for extra money

Monday, February 10, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CST

Grant Whaley is a senior at MU studying journalism. Grant donated plasma at Plasma Biological Services Inc. in Columbia.

At a time when I was too busy to commit to a job due to the demands of college, yet needed extra pocket change for necessities such as groceries and textbooks, plasma donation was the perfect option.

It allowed me to feel like I was helping out while basically getting paid to listen to music, watch television or read a book. The procedure is simple, the purpose is positive and I felt no weakness or other health effects as a result of it. I walked away from the donation with a smile on my face and some money in my pocket.

College students should take advantage of this opportunity to make more than $30 for about an hour of their time while being offered convenient and flexible times to donate. It's perfect for working around the busy lives that we live.

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