There are stool banks -- like blood banks -- where you can donate your dump
In the early days of fecal transplants, every treatment had to be harvested fresh from a healthy donor. Many are still done that way, but it’s a pain in the butt (more metaphorical than literal). Think about who, in your circle of family and close friends, you'd be comfortable asking for a stool donation. It's a small number, right? To complicate matters, a lot of people harbor bad bacteria or parasites that are no biggie in a healthy person, but would be a terrible idea to squirt into the gut of someone who's already very sick.
So your potential donor has to be tested for all kinds of diseases, and your doctor has to have a strong stomach and a blender at the ready. That's why a handful of organizations have sprung up to supply poop from pre-screened donors.
One of those is OpenBiome, a nonprofit stool bank that pays $40 a poop to a very select crowd of healthy, generous people. Donors have to make their delivery to the Boston-based office within an hour of, you know, making the delivery. But to get to the point where they’re given the coveted blue sample buckets to take home, donors have to pass a 179-question interview, a 30-item blood test, and commit to donating several times a week for two months. Only about 3% of interested donors make the cut, according to Sasha Lieberman, a spokesperson for OpenBiome. Even then, only the finest poops are selected: too hard or too sloppy, and they'll be denied.