Stool Philanthropy, Announced in Washington, DC

Medical student Breanna McSweeney presented data from the study “Potential Motivators and Deterrents for Stool Donors: A Multicenter Study,” on June 5 at a Digestive Disease Week gathering at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

McSweeney then wrote about her presentation, on the Everyday Health blog:

Stool Donation: What Would Make You Consider It?

… Of the 802 respondents to the questionnaire, the majority of people who became donors did so because of altruism (greater than 75 percent). Other potential motivating factors were learning how stool donations could help others, having a positive attitude about fecal transplants, and potentially receiving economic compensation….

(Thanks to Tony Tweedale for bringing this to our attention.)

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