We are always on the lookout for alternatives to Payday Loans. Now if it were the wild west and you owed someone some money I think a few body parts may be taken until you paid it back. Well pretty much just taken and more removed if you did not pay up. The alternatives we found today were profiting from body parts but you really have to weight the pros and cons to see if it’s worth it.
Let’s start out with a few of the simple things such as Plasma or Hair. You could donate Plasma or get paid at blood banks anywhere From $30 To $50. If you’ve ever seen your blood separate after it’s been collected by a nurse or doctor, plasma is pretty much all the the clear stuff that stays at the bottom, according to DonatingPlasma.org. Plasma is used in all kinds of treatments, including genetic diseases like hemophilia and autoimmune disorders. Check blood banks in your area at Bloodbanker.com.
If you wonder where Donald Trump got his hair maybe this is how. You can get Up To $1,000 or donate your hair. That’s a pretty sweet price point for something that can come off your head so easily and if you have lots of it. Buyers are likely looking to make wigs and they’re not interested in your split ends and certainly do not want the hair chemically treated. One woman made as much as $1,000 on her locks in just a week by posting an ad on TheHairTrader.org.
In China, you can get $8 for your placenta. Placentas are becoming something of a delicacy in kitchens around the world. They can be eaten in a variety of dishes or ground into supplements that aid in everything from depression to breast milk production and lactation. New moms including “Mad Men” star January Jones typically use their own placentas and have them encapsulated, but the placenta trade is apparently booming in parts of Asia. Human placentas, banned by law from trade, are now selling like hotcakes on China’s popular e-commerce platform where many customers purchase, cook and eat them as medicines believed to cure infertility, despite the danger of catching diseases we read in a report from the Shanghai Daily News.
Your entire body can get you Up To $1,000. Hospitals and researchers rarely advertise clinical trials, so nailing down a pay range is tricky. Consumerist Commentary estimates one trial could earn up to $1,000 per person but it’s important to think things through beforehand. Check out sites such as NewYorkClinicalTrials.com. Of course there are other ways to rent your body out but that may be illegal here in the United States. You know the oldest profession.
You can give someone your semen or sperm for $1,000 Per Ejaculate according to the Sperm Bank of California.
You’ll have to meet some very specific qualifications first. Here’s the list of requirements potential donors at SBC have to meet just go get through the door:
You are between the ages of 18 and 40 and are at least 5 feet 7 inches tall and are able to make a one-year commitment to the program (two semesters for students)
You are a high school graduate and live within 25 miles of the office and can work legally in the United States
You are able to provide medical information about both sides of your biological family
You can visit us at least once a week, during business hours
You have no chronic health problems and have completed or are pursuing a college degree.
Thinking of going all the way and just giving up an entire testicle for money? Sorry guys you are not able to donate your testicles for money as the shared web will have you believe.
Women can give their eggs for Up To $8,000. When it comes to selling your powers of reproduction, women definitely have a leg up.
Eggs can be sold for as much as eight times the going rate for sperm, up to $8,000 for each completed cycle.
But that’s likely because the process for egg donation is far more invasive than what men go through.
“The egg donation cycle itself usually takes about 3-4 weeks, and involves self-injections with hormonal medications to help your ovaries produce multiple eggs. During this phase, you will have frequent office visits to monitor your progress,” according to New York’s Center for Human Reproduction.
Your beautiful skin could also make you some money. But make sure you do not have tattoos in the area they may want to advertise on. “Companies are looking to advertise on your skin, and they’ll pay a good price for it, although I’m not quite sure if it’s worth it.”
It worked for a single mother from Utah. She sold her forehead for $10,000 to an online casino, which paid her to tattoo its URL to it.
Your Kidneys can get you up to $10,000 A Pop. In a research paper published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Michigan State anthropologist Monir Moniruzzaman blew the lid off a massive illegal organ trafficking network in Bangladesh. Kidneys can be sold for as much as $10,000 a pop and it’s estimated that “organ trafficking accounts for roughly five to 10 percent of all the kidney transplants performed in the world,” according to The Atlantic. A 17-year-old Chinese boy decided to sell his kidney for 20,000 yuan so he could buy an iPad. In another bizarre incident, two men in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province apparently tried to sell their kidney for Apple’s latest iPhone 6s.
Your Womb can get you $20,000 And $25,000 or More. Surrogacy is still a controversial issue in the U.S.–not all states recognize the practice–despite a slew of celebrities who’ve admitted to paying someone to carry their child.
Women can make between $20,000 and $25,000 to carry another’s child, according to Newsweek:
“Surrogates challenge our most basic ideas about motherhood, and call into question what we’ve always thought of as an unbreakable bond between mother and child. It’s no wonder many conservative Christians decry the practice as tampering with the miracle of life, while far-left feminists liken gestational carriers to prostitutes who degrade themselves by renting out their bodies.”