Similar to a blood donor, a stool donor must go through a rigorous health screening consisting of a blood test and a stool test, checking for more than 20 different infectious pathogens. Once a prospective donor is confirmed to be disease free AND super healthy, he or she is eligible to be a part of our donor registry.
Each stool donor that participates has received a full health screening paid for by the Asia Microbiota Bank. The donor will be informed if he or she meets the criteria or does not meet the criteria of the health screening. If a donor meets the criteria, then they are asked to donate at least 3 times per week to the Central office location.
Do you want to become a donor and help save lives? Can you answer yes to all of the following questions?:
- Do you have a healthy digestive system?
- Will you be 18-50 years old during the donation period?
- Is your Body Mass Index (BMI) < 30?
- Have you not taken any medicines or antibiotics in the past 3 months?
What is the process to become a stool donor?
Fill out the REGISTERED DONOR health survey questionnaire. This will demonstrate that you are a generally healthy person and eligible to move on to the next health screening. It takes our team time to carefully evaluate and respond to a new survey. Please be patient with us as we review your answers.
Take a blood, stool and urine screening test. We will give you the address of our diagnostic laboratory and a stool collection kit, which you deliver at your convenience to the diagnostic laboratory. The laboratory will then give you instructions for the urine and blood test onsite. Please don’t eat beforehand.
If you pass the first three screening tests, we may do some additional evaluation on your bacterial composition through DNA sequencing. The entire evaluation process can take up to three weeks. If you qualify at every level then congratulations! You are a super healthy person and qualified to donate stool to the Asia Microbiota Bank.
We ask that you commit to donating a minimum of 3 specimens per week for not less than three months. We will also perform continual health evaluations throughout the term of your participation.