So I just wrote a huge post, but it didn't load, so I'm just going to sum it up in a few sentences.
I am so sick of my roommates talking about the glories of donating plasma (at $20 bucks a pop, that's practically like winning the lottery for a college student) when I was deferred last summer after wasting 2 hours of my life in a Plasma Donation Clinic, only to be told that diabetes is a permanent deferral from donating.
If anyone has experienced any kinds of limitations solely due to diabetes, or has more information regarding plasma donation and type 1 diabetics, please respond.
p.s. it's not even about the money anymore--it's about the fact that diabetes is preventing me from doing something that most of society doesn't even consider a privilege. I know things could be worse (I'm lucky enough to even have a job on campus), but I'm really fed up. I don't think it's fair that plasma donation centers categorize diabetics as "hazardous threats to the donation environment."