You do it almost every day, so why not make a few extra dollars and help others at the same time?
If it’s brown, don’t flush it down, donate it instead! Poo transplants are essential for sufferers of a number of medical conditions, but with not enough donors coming forward, the Centre for Digestive Disease is now offering to pay for people who can produce healthy stools suitable for the treatment.
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Autism, multiple sclerosis and chronic diarrhoea are just some of the conditions where faecal transplants are being trialled as a potential treatment option. As reported by kidspot.com.au, to be eligible to be a donor, you need to fill out a form, have a simple blood test and provide three stool samples. You also need to be of a healthy weight, eat a variety of foods including pulses, prawns, and eliminate a number of others including corn and cured meats. Antibiotics are also a big no-no, as good bacteria are essential to the process, and you must live within an hour of the centre at Five Dock to ensure a timely deposit. No wonder they’re struggling to find suitable donors!
In all seriousness though, faecal transplants have the potential to be a life-changing treatment option for people with chronic and debilitating conditions. If you think you could be a suitable candidate for donation, it’s worth contacting the centre and finding out more about the process. Plus you can earn some extra cash for going about your daily business!
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