Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Who’s interested in making a little extra money?

By Kimberly Kovacich

Being a student can be difficult. We need to juggle a multitude of responsibilities and never seem to have the needed funds by the end of the month. Some of us work two jobs and still have a difficult time making ends meet. Do you ever feel as if there are just not enough hours in the day? Would you like to earn some extra money without heaping additional stress on yourself? Who wouldn’t?
Three months ago I discovered an establishment which not only keeps spending money in my pocket, but gives me an opportunity to be part of changing people’s lives. By offering my time or a mere three hours a week, I am able to earn “easy money” and walk away with a feeling of accomplishment. Within miles of our school, there exists a facility that allows those with health issues to receive life-giving medicines. It is Octapharma Plasma and it is within miles of Trident Technical College.

Octapharma is a donation center whose primary goal is to collect life-giving plasma which will be made into medicines that help save people’s lives. Plasma is the clear portion of your blood that carries your red cells, white cells and platelets throughout your body. It is completely safe to donate plasma and the fine staff of Octapharma will go to any lengths to ensure that your experience is a pleasant one. Donors are allowed to give plasma twice a week and you will be compensated immediately following your donation.

“Some donors have friends or family members that benefit from plasma products. Others enjoy both the extra compensation and the satisfaction of helping patients. Whatever the reason, donors are making an important commitment to their families and communities. They are heros, saving lives through the simple process of donating plasma. Through a process very similar to giving blood, you will help someone who so desperately needs the life-giving substance that you provide.” (Taken from the brochure of Octapharma Plasma)

General Requirements for Donating Plasma:
  • 18-65 years of age
  • Valid Picture ID
  • Be in Good Health
  • Proof of Social Security Card
  • Proof of Current Residence Postmarked
Octapharma Plasma is located in the North Charleston Shopping Center at:
5900 Rivers Ave.
Charleston, SC 29483

Be Someone’s Hero Today!


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