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Save lives, make money by donating plasma at new Endwell center

ENDWELL (WBNG) — What if we told you there was a new way to make some money, and save some lives while you’re at it?

CSL Plasma is a nationwide network of plasma collection centers, and on Tuesday residents were invited to an open house of the newest facility that will soon be opening in Endwell.

Plasma is the portion of a person’s blood that forms clots, and is a key ingredient for products crucial to treating several rare diseases such as hemophilia.

“There’s a lot of people in this area that do have rare illnesses and of course in any demographic there’s people that have traumatic injuries and accidents and things like that where you would use plasma, if they were bleeding out for instance,” said Barbie Ferrese, who is the manager of the Endwell site.

Ferrese compared the process of donating plasma to donating blood, and said many of the same rules about who is eligible for donation apply.

Ferrese said you are allowed to donate up to twice a week, as long as there is at least 48 hours between donations. Donors will receive between $30-$50 per donation.

CSL Plasma Endwell is still waiting on final state approvals, and staff expect the new facility to open in a week or two.

The center’s website says by becoming a new plasma donor you can help save and improve people’s lives while earning up to $300 a month.

Nicky Hickling

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