So, I'm sitting here giving plasma, literally right this second as I'm on my phone. My girlfriend is a do gooder. I love her for it. She's been to Africa, Haiti. She got me in to giving blood. Then she switched to plasma because she could give more often. So I want her to be happy with me, so I'm a team player. I started giving blood, and this is my first time giving plasma.
Now, as soon as I walked in, I realized, this ain't the big red bus. There's a long line of the poorest people I've ever seen. And I thought, oh my God, they're taking advantage of poor people who are so desperate, they will give anything from their body to earn a dollar. They would sell a kidney, and this business would take it, if they were allowed to.
Honestly, I feel dirty for taking part in this system.
Has anybody ever done this for the money or to help people or to earn points with their girlfriend or another reason?
What are the ethics of this?
I put this under "earning" because some people here may do this to earn Apple Watch money.