June 1, 2023
Why donate in the summer?
You may have heard about the importance of blood donation – but have you heard about why plasma donation is so important?
It takes 1,200 plasma donations to treat one patient with hemophilia for one year. That’s why it’s so important to donate plasma consistently, because patients in need require regular plasma treatments as a part of their healthcare management.
Donating plasma in the summer is a win-win situation. Like chocolate and peanut butter or Rachel and Monica, it’s one of those pairings that makes each other better. Donating plasma is not only good for others in need, it can also earn you some extra cash. Plus, donating in the summer is a lovely, comfortable experience (it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the warmer weather) – but more on that below.
- Getting to your appointment is a breeze
In the summer months, getting to your appointment can be a part of your day that you look forward to, rather than a chore. With the weather warming up and the sun shining bright, you can bike to one of our donation centres and enjoy some fresh air prior to your appointment, or you can drive with the windows down, playing your favourite sunny day music (think Red Hot Chili Peppers or Carrie Underwood) and soaking in the summer air.
- You can rest and recover in the sunshine
Following your plasma donation appointment, it’s important that you take the time to rest and recover. Usually, we recommend waiting for 15 minutes in our reception area, so you can sip some water and have a snack. With the season changing, you can enjoy some fresh air outside following your appointment while you stretch your legs and ensure that you’re feeling good enough to get on with your day.
- You can earn some extra cash for your summer adventures
Summer is the season of patio drinks, sports games and spontaneous adventures with friends. Having a friend grab your beer or spot you the cost of a ticket is always a nice gesture, but those favours can add up over the season.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance way to earn enough cash to cover the cost of summer-living, become a plasma donor today.
Become a donor today
There’s no time to donate plasma like the present. Why not start regularly donating plasma this summer so you can foster a hobby that will carry you through the rest of the year? When you donate plasma, you help those with autoimmune conditions, bleeding disorders and other chronic conditions live healthy, sustained lives. To become a plasma donor today, visit our website and book your appointment. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to learn about why plasma donation is important and to take steps towards becoming a donor!