You might have heard of donating blood on your lunch break, but what about popping out to donate faeces?
- The donations are used to treat C. diff, a potential fatal gut infection
- A trial at a Perth hospital recorded a 70-90 per cent cure rate
- Red Cross Lifeblood is looking for more donors to help those in need
That is what Red Cross Lifeblood is encouraging people to do in Perth.
Its WA facility is the only place in the country which takes donated stool and processes it into the medical product used for lifesaving faecal microbiota transplants (FMT).
Hospitals throughout Australia…