If I tell you that you that your poop can make you $13,000 and a hero, would you believe me?
For a long time, people have donated blood, sperm, egg cells, and whole lot of other body fluids and solids for money, or for bragging rights, or for free. Well, your waste is now one of those human by products that you can cash on. While it seems absolutely disgusting and entirely pointless, because, come on, what can you get from the human body’s waste, it is actually a life saver. Human waste, it turns out, is not actually waste, but a goldmine for healthy bacteria which can cure certain diseases.
OpenBiome is a non-profit organization that has been operating since 2013. Their official slogan, “Save your stool, save the world” embodies the research institution’s mission to defeat Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) for good. What is C. difficile and why does it have to be beaten, you ask? Well, C. difficile is a bacteria that causes infections leading to sickness in thousands of people. According to statistics, the bacteria causes an average of 14,000 deaths and 250,000 hospitalization every year. Some effects of the bacteria include fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, blood or pus in stool, severe abdominal pain, and extreme gastrointestinal distress that can render the patient in a seriously weak state.
At first, doctors administered antibiotics which helped but only if the patient is in continuous medication. This means that the patient will never fully recover and will always need antibiotics for the rest of their lives. However, researchers found an alternate solution: a healthy stool. Research showed that by incorporating healthy stool in a patient’s body, c. difficile can be cured for good. If you’re curious, the incorporation of the stool comes in the form of nasal tubes, endoscopy, and oral capsules.
Now you may be thinking, why is there a need for poop donations? Can’t OpenBiome produce their own? The answer is yes and no. Yes because, of course they can produce their own supply and daily at that. However, there is not enough supply of stools to supply the need. That’s why they are accepting donations and even paying people to poop for them. Apparently, healthy stools are hard to come by. That’s why OpenBiome is willing to pay you to poop healthy at the incredible rate of $40 per sample. It also comes with a bonus of $50 is you can produce daily, consecutively in a week. Which means you have $250 weekly and a total of $13,000 a year. Imagine that. It’s like pooping gold!
Of course, to be granted this opportunity, aspirants must first pass a strict screening process. Your poop must have the potential to save lives. This means, you must not only be healthy, you must be exceptionally healthy. The screening process is quite expensive, costing up to $5000. So with approximately 1000 aspirants over the course of two years, only 4% have passed. Most of them are gym buffs.
So if you want your waste to become gold, be healthy. And maybe you too, can poop money. Be a poop donor today and be rich!