If you’re looking for an easy way to make some cash, we’ve found just the job for you: pooping! That’s right, being a stool donor could earn you up to $180,000/year. So, how does it actually work? Well without further adoo-doo (sorry, we couldn’t resist), let’s get into it!
What is a stool donor?
A stool donor is someone who donates their poop for Fecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT). FMT is used to improve gut health in the recipient after the donor’s fecal matter is administered into their intestinal tract.
How do you become a stool donor?
In order to become a stool donor, you must head to humanmicrobes.org/donors to complete a screening questionnaire. From there, you will need to complete a stool type and physical fitness verification. After that, you may be required to go through a video interview. Then, you’ll do a stool and blood test that will be free of charge to you. Each donor will receive $500 per stool.
How does the stool get shipped?
Stool is primarily transported via dry ice. This shipping cost is entirely covered by the recipient making the request.
How does pooping make you $180,000?/year?
If one stool earns you $500, daily bowel movements can earn you up to $180,000/year.
Do you have to send your stool daily?
Donors can send their stool as frequent or infrequent as they please. Since the organization functions on supply and demand, donors get to decide their availability and prices.
Donor’s identity remains completely anonymous to the recipient.
Why should you be a stool donor?
Besides the generous pay, being a stool donor can truly help those in need. As each generation loses host-native microbes that get passed down, chronic disease and general health has become a growing crisis. Therefore, finding the 0.1% of people who qualify with peak health to be a stool donor can help restore this loss.
What else do you need to know about being a stool donor?
Find out everything else you may be wondering on their website here.