Institute for nonprofit OpenBiome planning on opening bank stool to help people who have certain diseases and therapy with the fecal matter of other people. One such disease is a gastrointestinal infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium dificile. If routine, donor stool will likely to generate revenue to $13000 per year.
In a severe gastrointestinal infection, the stool used as medicine. Due to the state of the bacteria, Clostridium difficile are resistant to the antibiotic used. These bacteria don’t die countered with the drug. As a result, sufferers experience diarrhea that sustainable and could die from diarrhea.
Donor stool is needed in order to be able to fight the bacteria that mutate with feces from others. Feces donor results will be incorporated into the body, in order to fight against bacteria, and bacteria disappear, and the patient soon recovered.
“The problem is, become a donor stool is more difficult than people imagine. Even more difficult than entering the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),” said Mark Smith, one of the founders of this bank, as quoted from the Medical Daily.
People who want to donate their stools should be through a variety of requirements. From 1,000 donors, there are only about 4 people who can donate the stool. Donors are required to pass the test Hepatitis B, C, HIV, and syphilis. They do not have a history of chronic diarrhea, sexually transmitted diseases, digestive disorders, and cancer. Intestinal circumstances will also be observed with some tests to see if they contain the bacteria. For the purpose of this initial test alone would cost around $5000.
“It sounds easy, you just need to go to the toilet to defecate as usual. However donated stool can save someone’s life out there,” said Smith.
Storage of feces is done by freezing which involves the use of special chemicals. Feces filtered, and then the bag of feces deposited at a low enough temperature that can be used at any time when necessary.