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Posted: 8/31/2004 10:47:00 PM EDT
Blood money

Soldiers vaccinated against anthrax have the opportunity to help future anthrax victims by donating their blood. Or they can do it for the $60 they’ll get in return.

The government plans to develop an experimental treatment for anthrax from the blood of people vaccinated against it. Such a medicine has never been tested on people, but scientists think it has a good chance of working based on animal tests.

In a Fort Campbell, Ky., gymnasium when troops were told they would get $60 for a liter of their blood plasma, many whooped and hollered. They can donate up to once a week.

Donating blood four times a month could add $240 to a specialist’s $1,550-a-month base salary.

Fort Campbell was selected as the first site because a high percentage of soldiers there have been vaccinated against anthrax.

http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-ARMYPAPER-313421.php
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:53:36 AM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:55:19 AM EDT
cool beans, a money bonus for the troops
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:55:23 AM EDT
A liter of blood plasma a week?
Isnt a normal donation a pint of whole blood, and then ~60 days until your next donation?

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:57:41 AM EDT
SWEEET.....but my question is .....does this apply to soldiers that have been vaccinated for it in the past....or ones that have been recently vaccinated...or does it matter?
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:58:51 AM EDT
The Omega Man.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:59:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:
A liter of blood plasma a week?
Isnt a normal donation a pint of whole blood, and then ~60 days until your next donation?

Kharn




Donating plasma is different, it recirculates your blood and take out the plasma but puts the rest of the blood into your body
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 8:52:35 AM EDT
hey extra cash cannot be all that bad
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:21:17 AM EDT
Hell, when I was in, they just took it. We had a new "fast freeze" facility on post that was supposed to hold a major percentage of the Army's blood stocks. Guess who got to fill it up after it opened? Blood donations were mandatory and frequent, I think every 30 days or so. At first, they let us have the rest of the day off, but then they stopped even that stab at decency.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:31:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
The Omega Man.



beat me to it!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:36:35 AM EDT
There's an add on the radio down here for people who have been vaccinated for smallpox and or HepB.
Says they can make up to 400 a month. I would imagine that would be if you were vaccinated for both.
Thats pretty good money in anyones book.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 9:59:44 AM EDT
Hmmm.. the Army vaccinated me at least twice for every disease known to man. Maybe I can make some money off of this.


Anyone know if this is still in limited local trials, or who to contact for more info?

I wonder what kind of documentation they want to prove you've had the vaccinations.
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