Monday, February 15, 2016

Dutch Open Poop Bank

(The Hague, Netherlands)
After blood and sperm banks, Dutch researchers have now opened the country's first "poop bank" in a rare and cutting-edge branch of medicine to treat people with chronic gut infections.

"Our poop bank will help give doctors and hospitals access to transplants of fecal matter," Ed Kuijper, professor of microbiology at Leiden University, told AFP.

The Netherlands Donor Feces Bank (NDFB) will collect, store and distribute the stools necessary to help with such transplants.

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Not surprised.
They treat people with a lack of certain bacteria in their gut by treating them with "cleaned" poop.

Heard about it a few years ago.


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