How to Become a Stool Donor for Rebiotix Inc.

Seeking Qualified Donors in the Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area

Before You Begin – Important Information Regarding the Screening Process

Thank you for considering becoming a stool donor. Like you, we believe there is tremendous potential in the microbiome. Throughout this entire process, our focus will be on preventing as many risks as possible that may affect you as a donor or a patient receiving your donation. To do this, we will be asking a number of questions about your health history, sexual history, travel, and medication use, among other topics. If you are unsure about particular criteria and whether you may be eligible to donate, please don’t hesitate to ask us – the information you provide is confidential, and no question is too small.

  • The donor screening process is rigorous. Many people who begin the donor screening process do not qualify. If you find that you do not qualify, please note that you are not alone. Additionally, even if you are not ultimately accepted as a donor, the information you provide is important to help us understand this new and exciting area of medical science.

Our donor eligibility is determined by a number of criteria, and the acceptance of donors under these requirements is quite rigid. The questions that you will be asked are specifically designed with the safety of our microbiome-based therapies in mind. These questions are also required per the FDA under our pharmaceutical development program.

How To Become a Stool Donor

Exclusion Criteria

To help you in deciding if the donor program is right for you, please review the items below – this represents just a portion of what is included in the screening process, and you will be required to answer these types of questions before you will be considered for the program:

Do not enroll as a donor if you:

  • Have a BMI equal to or over 35 (You can calculate your BMI here)
  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Are 55 years of age or older
  • Have taken antibiotics in the past 90 days. (Please wait and enroll after the 90 days are past.)
  • Have history of chronic diarrhea, or a history of alternating from constipation to diarrhea
  • Have used clotting factor concentrates
  • Have used needles to take drugs, steroids, or anything else not prescribed
  • Have any relatives who have had Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Have traveled for or received medical treatment outside of the United States.
  • Work in healthcare (interact with patients).
  • Work in a long-term care facility (nursing home, skilled nursing facilities, or assisted living)
  • Have received money, drugs, or other payment for sex
  • (if male) Have had sexual contact with another male, even once

Have ever been diagnosed with:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C
  • Any inflammatory or autoimmune disease, such as:
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes
    • Psoriasis

In the past 12 months have:

  • Had a transplant such as organ, tissue, or bone marrow
  • Had sexual contact with anyone who has HIV/AIDS or has had a positive test for HIV/AIDS virus
  • Had sexual contact with a prostitute or anyone who takes money, drugs, or other payments for sex
  • Had sexual contact with anyone who has used needles to take drugs, steroids, or anything else not prescribed by their doctor
  • Had sexual contact with anyone who has hemophilia or has used clotting factor concentrates
  • (if female) Had sexual contact with a male who has ever had sexual contact with another male
  • Been treated for syphilis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia
  • Been in juvenile detention, lockup, jail, or prison for more than 72 hours

Any medications you take will be screened for eligibility.

  • We will ask about any medications you are taking, or that you take regularly. Our rigorous enrollment process includes screening out medications that may not be completely absorbed by your system. Because of the nature of our product, there are many medications that are unacceptable because we must not deliver residual drug from a donor to a patient.
  • Additionally, many medications are an indication of an underlying health condition. We are only able to accept healthy donors, and the criteria we must use to define healthy are stringent.

There will be additional exclusionary questions further along in the screening process.

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