(NEWS.com.au) — You’ve heard of sperm banks and blood banks – but what about stool banks?
“It’s already happening in America,” Professor Thomas Borony, Director of the Centre for Digestive Diseases told news.com.au.
“It’s just waiting FDA approval there. Today in Australia stool donation is only done in one place, but in the future we envisage that there will be a select group of “Super Donors” – people who did not have antibiotics as children, who are lean and healthy, who will be able to donate their stool.
“It’s only a matter of time before donors are more common. And soon, we hope that all hospitals will have filtered, frozen stool which will be able to be used in emergencies,” he said.