They are often unseen contributors to our work. However, we would not have been able to heal the number of patients we have without our stool donors. We greatly appreciate them for sharing their stories, and more importantly, their stool samples!
John is one of our longest standing, loyal donors. He was kind enough to share his story in this video.
David & Hanna
We are David and Hanna and we became donors for the MT program in 2016. David was starting a graduate program in biochemistry and Hanna was starting her first year of medical school. Hanna heard about the program through a lecture during medical school. With several family members who suffer from gastrointestinal conditions and our passion for scientific discovery, we couldn’t pass up applying to be donors. A few emails, blood tests, and interviews later and we were both invited to participate in the program! The best parts of the program were getting to know the staff, reading letters of hope and healing from donors, and all the funny situations along the way. Our friends in graduate and medical school often wondered why we would disappear for 20 minutes at random parts of the day. Once someone asked Hanna, “Who is the “FMT” mystery person saved as a “favorite” in your phone?” Eventually, we shared with family and friends where we were going for 20 minutes randomly during the day. Everyone we told was very interested in learning more. Other funny moments were when we thought we “had to go”, but upon arrival at the donation center, couldn’t seem to produce a donation…this was always a bit embarrassing. FMT is an incredible program filled with wonderful people. We are very thankful that we had the chance to be a part of it.
This husband and wife team has healthy gut microbes in common.
Martha made lifestyle changes to be able to provide the best quality material.