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“I didn’t know you could get that crook and not die.”
He didn’t need the doctors to explain it. Kevin could feel it. He knew the outlook was not good. His best hope came in the form of FMT.
We offer a reliable supply of faecal microbiota for transplant (FMT) to treat patients suffering from recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or C. difficile, in approved clinical trials.
Recurrent C. difficile is a serious bacterial infection within the gut. It happens in some patients who’ve had treatment with antibiotics, and it’s pervasive, debilitating, and can sometimes be fatal.
Your donation guide
To be a donor, you must be in the Perth, Western Australia metropolitan area and be available to donate at our Perth Processing Centre in the CBD.
Just like our other donors, microbiota donors need to be screened to make sure that their donation is safe for the person receiving it. So, you’ll need to meet health and testing requirements too.
The screening requirements for donors are extremely thorough for patient safety, which means a lot of people don’t make it to donating, even if they’re generally healthy. So, if you do, you're pretty special: one of the handful of unique, life-giving microbiota donors in Australia.
Start by taking a quick quiz to check your eligibility. If you're eligible, you can register your interest.
Once that’s done, you'll get a call from a friendly and discreet staff member with some confirmation questions. They'll book you in for an appointment for the final stage of screening. You’re able to schedule in a time beforehand that aligns with your body's own schedule and ensures your privacy.
Donating takes place at a private, single-purpose area at Lifeblood’s Perth Processing Centre.
The donation toilet is a private, well-ventilated, soundproof, cosy room that is thoroughly cleaned to pristine condition after every visit. It’s not like a public toilet; this is as private and as hygienic as a toilet can get!
After a quick interview to make sure you’re OK to donate, you'll be given a donation kit and plenty of time to relax in a private sitting area to let nature take its course. Once you’re finished, one of our coordinators will collect the donation kit and you'll be on your way, knowing you've done something good for the day.