Dec 14, 2017 Anyone ever do this? So backstory, my GF donates plasma, makes a decent amount on the side. She does it to help people, not for the cash. I decided to give it a try, figure we can both sit there for an hour and make $100. First time i was denied due to high hematocrit. Second time I went I was able to donate. I have been denied 3 more times since then. So, since I am on test and i know that can cause you to have thicker blood I went to donate blood. Well I have 2 red bumps on my arm, can't donate, there must be something wrong with your skin. So, I saw a long time ago someone drained their own blood. I figure if I can drain a few hundred ML that should help thin some things out and maybe even make me feel a little better since I am usually pretty tired. Guessing it's the thick blood being hard to pump. Odd thing is my BP is usually 110/70 with a 70 pulse. I thought about ordering some butterfly syringes and draining out. I see medvet has blood collection bags too. Anyone have some suggestions?