The Best Industries For Starting a Business Right Now

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Blood, Plasma, and Sperm Banks

As technological advances allow a broader palette of life-saving surgeries, the organ and blood reserves that make these operations possible will continue to be in demand. Blood and organ banks make up 55 percent of the $23.8 billion ambulatory health services industry, and the financial barriers to entering this field are relatively low, despite some regulatory hurdles. Perhaps a more surprising growth category in this industry is the increased demand for sperm donation. This is largely due to legislation in a number of European countries that no longer permit sperm donors to remain anonymous or receive compensation. This leads to a severe drop in supply and now "you have all of those infertile people buying sperm from U.S. cryobanks," says Corey Whelan, the program director for the American Fertility Association.