One donation site, located close to the university, says on its website that it will pay survivors of COVID-19 $100 per visit "as a special thank you" for "saving lives during a pandemic." The site says that survivors can potentially donate plasma multiple times.
Brigham Young University's campus in Idaho said this week it is investigating claims that some students are "intentionally" trying to get sick with COVID-19 in order to sell their plasma for cash. The university said it plans to suspend any students caught attempting to contract the virus on purpose.
The school, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, strongly condemned the alleged behavior during the pandemic in a st atement Monday.
"BYU-Idaho is deeply troubled by accounts of individuals who have intentionally exposed themselves or others to COVID-19, with the hope of getting the disease and being paid for plasma that contains COVID-19 antibodies," the school said. ...
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