The old saying “ I don’t give a shit’ might get a totally new meaning as donating your poop might just bring you up to $13,000 a year. The first catch is you have to live in the Boston Area. That is where the company who needs it- OpenBiome -has its headquarters.
Individuals infected with a bacterium called C. difficile need fecal transplants to aid their stomach. Without consistent anti-toxins, those infected may experience compelling gastrointestinal pain and may not even be able to leave their house, according to The Washington Post reports. To aid these patients, an organization named OpenBiome performs frozen stool transplants to those who really need it.
The sound fecal transplants can be given to those with the C. difficile bacteria via endoscopy, nasal tubes, or capsules. As per the Post, Openbiome has officially delivered approximately 2,000 treatments to 185 healing centers across the nation. Also, it pays: Donors receive $40 for every specimen, with an additional $50 for the individuals who donate five days a week. A simple calculus shows that a constant donor can make as much as $13,000 annually.
However, the donations must be made on location in Medford, Massachusetts, and only around four percent of prospective benefactors pass the broad medical survey and stool testing, the Post notes. Nevertheless if you pass those , you will be aiding other while making some quick money.
OpenBiome co-founder Carolyn Edelstein was quoted by the post saying:
“Everyone thinks it’s great that they’re making money doing such an easy thing. But they also love to hear us say, ‘Look, your poop just helped this lady who’s been sick for nine years go to her daughter’s graduation.”
C difficile causes colitis or colon irritation. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that one develops the illness after coming in contact with surfaces or items tainted with fecal matter and then touching their noses or mouths.
OpenBiome researchers discovered that anti-microbial drugs had limited success rates when used to treat somebody infected with the bacterial disease. All the more essentially, they found that while the bacterium is present in stool, transferring healthy excrement into the stomach of colitis patients can dispense with C. difficile. It was not long until they were receiving poop donations at their headquarters.
OpenBiome I, as of now, welcoming new donors. Fox News notes from 1,000 enrolled donors only 4 percent have passed the medical tests and are currently donating their poop.
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