Poverty can literally be a bloody Hell.
You’re extremely poor, you net a few hundred dollars a month of income, and you’ve had an unanticipated expense of $30 or $40 come up.
What do you do?
You donate blood–maybe for the second time this week–for a quick $30.
In 2014, 32.6 million people donated plasma, a three-fold increase over the donations 10 years prior.
Blood donation centers have mushroomed across the country since “The Great Recession,” mostly in poor areas. These centers have special promotions, complete with bonus payouts and rewards programs.
Never mind that it may be harmful to your health, which probably isn’t great when you’re stuck down in Poordom.
Oh well. Supplying blood is very profitable and that’s all that matters in the minds of so many.
Remember the poor, somebody.
Here’s an interesting take from a physician.
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