Stool Banks and Their Role in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

With the incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection increasing every year, the growing acceptance of fecal transplant as a viable treatment may mean stool banks will become as common as sperm and blood banks.

With the incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection increasing every year, the growing acceptance of fecal transplant as a viable treatment may mean stool banks will become as common as sperm and blood banks.

Zain Kassam, MD, MPH, FRCPC, the Chief Medical Officer for OpenBiome, discussed the work his organization and others in the field have done during a video interview conducted at Digestive Disease Week 2015 in Washington, DC.

Kassam said in just over a year the company has already provided transplant material to hundreds of hospitals, saving a significant amount of money and helping improve the care delivered to patients.