Please note that PoP is NOT a donor bank linked to a hospital or clinic. We are a donor registry. We simply link potential donors and recipients via exchange of email addresses. We do NOT test donors or give medical advice. By listing a donor on this site we are NOT endorsing them, we are simply providing a list of volunteers who may or may not be suitable for fecal microbiota transplant.
It is up to the donor and recipient to agree on testing, logistics, remuneration, legal liability and medical supervision.
There is no obligation on either party to proceed. As a guide, the amount per donation tends to be around $50-$200 depending if the donor has successfully donated before and this is a much better alternative to guaranteed instant loans here which are more risky.
Before seeking a donor, or volunteering as a donor, please read the article It’s tough to find a good fecal donor to familiarise yourself with the issues.
It is recommended that Donors and Recipient enter a liability agreement so that each understands the expectations of the other.
Below are two examples of liability agreements people have used. Note that the primary purpose of these agreements is to promote understanding, not to be enforced in a court of law. This is a difficult area legally and these agreements would be unlikely to be enforceable if tested. So the best approach is to discuss and document all the issues so that you are both on the same page and disputes do not occur.
Donor agreement 1
Donor agreement 2
Important Information for DONOR (the person donating)
To be an eligible donor you must be at least 18 years old, in excellent health and on a healthy diet. Your stool (poop) should look like a 2, 3 or 4 on the Bristol stool chart and you should satisfy the requirements of this Donor Screening Questionnaire. Please don’t proceed if you don’t satisfy these requirements as your time will be wasted.
You cannot be on medication, ever have used antibiotics regularly or in the last 6 months, have travelled overseas to a high-risk country in the last 6 months or practise unsafe sex. Personal medical questions, blood and fecal testing will be required. For specific screening criteria, see the Donor Screening Questionnaire.
The Recipient will be responsible for all costs and may have other screening criteria, such a diet.
Financial remuneration should only be a secondary reason for registering as a donor. The payments are nominal and may not compensate you fully for the time involved in testing and communicating with the Recipient. Indeed if you don’t pass the tests, you won’t be able to donate at all. So your primary motivation should be to help people, learn more about the human body and have an interesting experience.
If you meet the requirements above, have successfully donated microbiota previously, or would like to donate for the first time to help a sick person, please and we will register your details.
Important Information for Recipients (the person receiving the donation)
You will need to screen your donor, pay for blood and fecal testing and travel to be close to them for the period of donation. Please do NOT contact a donor if you are not prepared to do this, as it wastes their time.
Donors listed on this site will NOT provide an un-tested donation. This is risky for both you and them.
We do not recommend frozen FMT for first-time donation as freezing FMT in a home refrigerator is not as effective as freezing in a laboratory. While home-frozen FMT still works for some (albeit with less of a ‘hit’) to then impose a further deterioration in quality by shipping is not recommended until you are sure FMT works for you. Only once you are sure that fresh works, should you try frozen. At least you will have something to compare it to.
Please note that PoP is a volunteer run site. We don’t make any money out of your choice of donor and therefore do not take any responsibility and will not accept any liability if you are not happy with the outcome.
By listing a donor here, we are not recommending them. Please understand that all are volunteers, they have not been tested and they may not even be suitable. Consider this registry like an online dating site. It’s up to you to do your own checks, so if you’re not comfortable with a donor please don’t go ahead. If you experience any inappropriate conduct from a person listed as a donor, please let us know and they will be removed from this list.
If you would like to make contact with a donor listed in the registry, please with: the number of the donor, a BRIEF summary of why you need FMT and what difference this could make to your life. We will then forward your email to them. Maximum 3 donors.
We currently have donors listed in two countries, however we need them in every country around the world. If you know someone healthy, willing and able to donate, please refer them to the donor eligibility requirements.