I got my hours cut recently so I've been donating plasma for some extra cash twice a week. I've never heard of this happening, but just wanted to make sure this would not affect my fat loss or muscle growth in any way before I do anymore of it. If it does then I"ll consider going PT at McDonalds.
06-08-2005, 07:02 PM #1
Does donating plasma affect muscle growth or fat loss?
06-08-2005, 07:12 PM #2
Don't you think it's better to just be happy that you can donate and are possibly saving a life? There's more to life than bodybuilding. And I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you're planning on competing on stage soon. The bandaid can be a bit of a bitch to tan around."This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeits of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars" - King Lear: Act I, Scene II
06-08-2005, 07:18 PM #3
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how much you get for donating?"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you are right."
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06-08-2005, 09:04 PM #4
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It should cause you to burn a few more calories actually. I don't see any reason why it would negatively affect fat loss. Make extra sure you're well hydrated though, both before and after you donate plasma.History: Mar, 2001: 135lbs @ ~14% | Nov, 2004: 245lbs @ ~40% | Dec, 2006: 168lbs @ 5.5%ish | Nov, 2008: 177lbs @ 5.5%ish
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06-08-2005, 10:13 PM #5Originally Posted by bob.roher
It's great that I could possibly be saving a life by donating plasma but I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't need the money. Trust me, there's no shortage of people who are willing to donate twice a week for a whopping 50 bucks. After all these people gotta buy their cigarettes, beer and cotex pads.
06-08-2005, 10:15 PM #6
06-09-2005, 03:53 AM #7
Originally Posted by Hoax
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Here in MI the county I live in has a Christmas light display in one of the parks, a park that's along several miles of a 2-lane road. After sunset during the holiday season, they shut off access to the park unless you "donate" $5.00 to see the lights.
Getting back to the original question: I seriously doubt that it would have any more noticable effect than a cheat meal would.
06-09-2005, 05:58 AM #8
06-09-2005, 06:13 AM #9
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