Kayla McPherson asked her friends on their way to breakfast, “Do you guys mind if we make a quick stop?”
"Of course," they replied, "where do you need to go?”
Kayla replied: "Oh, I’d rather not say."
"Cmon, tell us." This went back and forth for a few minutes.
Ugh. OKAY. It’s a poop bank.
You see, Kayla has only 45 minutes to drop her friends off at the pool, or she won’t get paid. It’s $40 for every qualified stool sample.
With recent advancements in scientific research, doctors have found that stool samples can be a safe and effective alternative to risky medication and treatment for intestinal problems. Infections of C. diff can affect half a million people in the U.S. and kill over 30,000 per year. This is now treatable with a simple fecal transplant. Kayla explained her surprise to the program:
“I can’t believe all that money was simply going down the toilet.”
For more information you can visit givepoop.org, but don’t start saving your samples just yet. You need to complete a lengthy interview process and have impeccable samples; only 3% of samples are approved.