Pooping for Free Is Over, Now We Can Donate Our Poop and Maybe Save a Life

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It’s normal to have anywhere from 3 bowel movements per day to 3 per week, and it differs from person to person. Our stool is an important clue to our overall health. While its main purpose is to rid the body of waste, it can serve another role, one that could possibly be life-changing.

We might think fecal transplants are a present-day invention, but history says otherwise. The notion can be traced back to 1,700 years ago, when an ancient Chinese researcher, Ge Hong, used “yellow soup” to treat his patients who suffered from diarrhea.

In short, fecal microbiota transplantation, or FMT, means transferring the stool of a healthy person to the guts of a sick person, restoring its healthy bacteria balance. When we have enough good bacteria in our gut, the bad bacteria that cause illnesses can be kept under control. This can help our bodies fight present infections and maybe even future ones.

Human Microbes, a company founded in 2020, is a stool donor network that’s set on finding the highest-quality donors that could be highly effective against multiple chronic diseases.

You can get paid $500 per stool donation, or if you donate every single day, you can earn up to $180,000 per year. The donation is completely anonymous, and all costs are covered by the company. You can find all the information you might need here.

What’s the catch, you ask? The company is looking for the tiny 0.1% of people who are healthy enough to qualify as high-quality donors. If you are one of them, and you believe the payment is not up to your taste, you are able to set any price you like. The Human Microbes company believes the problem cannot be solved without you and will accommodate your needs.

What would it take for you to become a stool donor? Do you believe you are in the 0.1% of people the company is looking for? Let us know in the comments.

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