You Can Now Get Paid To Donate Your Poo!
If you’ve ever googled ‘how to make a quick buck’ chances are your search will come up with suggestions like ‘hold a garage sale’ or ‘sell your used undies to Japanese business men’ but have you ever considered donating your faeces?
I know you just screwed up your nose and said EWWWWW but hear me about. Doing a number two is natural and relatively easy for most, so why not make some money from it? Not just petty cash, but some serious dough, in fact you can make up to $13,000 a year. Not bad for something you would usually just flush down the toilet!
So where is all this brown matter going? The Centre for Digestive Diseases has put the call out for faeces donors to help them fight nasty diseases. Poo transplants and capsules, which are being trialled to help medical conditions from multiple sclerosis to chronic diarrhoea, are in such huge demand that they are offering to pay for people who can produce healthy stools. With each delivery being worth up to $50!
Doctors at the centre perform more than 12,000 Faecal Microbiota Transfers (FMT) with an average of 10 treatments a day and say they could double the amount of faecal transplant enemas which costs $700 each. The way the process works is once the bad bacteria is eliminated from the patients’ gut from taking antibiotics — the faecal transplant provides the good bacteria.
But before you get too excited and run to sign up, there are certain requirements needed from each donor. Firstly you’ll have to have a blood test and provide three stool samples. Once they’re analysed and deemed appropriate then you’ll be interviewed about your health.
In order to sign up in the first place though you’ll have to be a healthy weight and consume foods including wholemeal bread and pasta, fresh vegetables, pulses and fruit and exclude corn, shellfish, prawns, oysters, salami, ham and sausages and antibiotics.
You’ll also have to live within an hour of the Centre for Digestive Diseases at Five Dock, in Sydney’s inner west, as your sample will need to be delivered within two hours of it…umm..leaving your body.
What do you think? Is this something up your alley?