Four Ways To Make Money With Your Body
We all have heard of the world’s oldest profession which many people do to get fast and quick money. There are however other ways you can make money without going through the risks that comes with sleeping with men or women you know basically nothing about. Take for instance, by December of 2015, the world’s first 3D-printed liver is expected to be available for people requiring transplantation but until “bioprinting” becomes a cheap and common procedure, the main supplier of liver tissues would remain the human body. Current laws in Nigeria and in most countries of the world do not permit the selling of organs of the body but some still allow the selling of certain materials such as Hair, Sperm, eggs and blood plasma to make legal money. As such, here are four things on your body you can legally sell without any risk to yourself.
Blood and plasma
Blood, plasma and it’s derivatives sell for between 4,000 and 15,000 Naira for a pint (450ml). In Nigeria, there is a general shortage of blood donors as most people would only donate for their relatives or themselves (autologous donors). The National blood transfusion service regulates blood donation activities in Nigeria but despite this, the activities of commercial donors is still at its peak.
The risks associated with donating blood is very low as most blood collected are screened for an array of infectious diseases before transfusion. If you’re looking to donate blood, you can walk into any government owned hospital.
The rate for selling breast milk may range between 1,000 to 2000 Naira per 50 millilitres. It is however not recommended for several reasons. A study conducted in a Children’s Hospital in Ohio, USA found out that 4 out of 5 breast samples purchased were contaminated with high levels of pathogenic bacteria. Quite a number of breast milk sites exists that pay women who have excess breast milk. Also, there are non-profit milk donor agencies which screen donors before giving out the milk to a baby.
The female ova yield high money even though it is somewhat illegal and poorly regulated in Nigeria. Potential healthy donors are expected to be between the age of 21 and 35 and they are mostly paid between 200,000 to 400,000 Naira for their time, energy and eggs. People who smoke, with mental health issues and high body mass are generally not eligible. Potential donors can spend up to 4 days 25 undergoing medical treatments during the process of egg extraction.
Furthermore, gestational surrogacy which involves carrying the egg and sperm of another couple till the time the child is born is another good way of making money. In reality, gestational surrogates carry the sperm and egg from another couple until the child is born. Surrogates are however required to have had at least one uncomplicated pregnancy. This is however more complicated as the surrogate may be required to adhere to specific diets and lifestyle. Surrogacy is however very expensive and complicated and both parties should be clear from the onset.
Healthy men that fall within the age range of 18 to 49 are generally considered for sperm donation. The going rate is usually between 100 to 150 thousand Naira but it requires more than one visit to the reproductive clinic. More so, some clinics require constant donation at least twice a week for up to five months,including certain genetic requirements such as height and skin colour while smokers and alcoholics are mostly not eligible.
No physical risks exists for donors but there may be issues with staying anonymous as chances are the children created from your sperm may find out your identity later on irrespective of how confidential the clinic is. Sperm banks despite confidentiality agreements still issue disclaimers regarding identification of sperm donors.