Everyone wants to travel when they’re in college. The allure of exploring foreign lands instead of the inside of a bland classroom with the same people everyday. It’s an amazing way to learn more about the world around you and about yourself. The main problem lies here: we’re all broke. Sure, some of us have jobs or have financial help from our families. However, sometimes the spontaneity kicks in and you just want to go. In situations like this, you’d think you’re stuck if you haven’t planned this out in advance. Luckily for us broke tourists, though, there are easy ways to get money for those concert tickets or those spur-of-the-moment road trips.
One method that I discovered here, in the lovely city of Fort Myers, is donating blood plasma. Did she say blood plasma? Yes, kind reader, I did. Now, let me explain. Biotest Plasma Center, located in Fort Myers, is one of 22 centers in the U.S that will give you money for donating your blood plasma. The staff there is extremely kind, helpful and professional. I made $300 dollars in two donations there, which paid for my road trip to North Carolina and Virginia. The process is completely safe, and medical professionals will be making sure you are eligible to donate. You get paid $50 dollars each for your first 4 donations. If you’re a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, you’ll get an extra $100 dollars for bringing your student I.D. There’s always coupons on their websites and social media pages that will grant you an extra amount of cash as well. Your blood plasma helps save lives, and you get to be spontaneous.