Jackie Flynn Mogensen

A New Study Supports the Idea That Some People Are “Super Poopers.” You Could Be One of Them.

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“Donating your feces to a local hospital or nonprofit could be one way to help—and it could be lucrative. One Boston-based nonprofit, OpenBiome, pays $40 per stool donation. (But before you whip out a plastic baggie and mail your poop in, you should know that OpenBiome only works with donors in the Boston area and, due to an abundance of safety precaution, typically accepts less than 3 percent of applicants, making the screening process more selective than getting into Harvard.)

The group works with more than 1,000 hospitals across the country and has sent treatments to about 40,000 patients, mostly with C. difficile.”