EliteDaily describes the process:
The samples go to aid those with Clostridium difficile, an infection, commonly acquired in hospitals, that causes inflammation of the colon.
The donations are frozen, then are implanted in the patient's gastrointestinal tract by way of capsule or endoscopy.
But don't dream of a poop-paid vacation just yet. The Washington Post reports that OpenBiome has very stringent guidelines when it comes to potential donors. Each candidate undergoes an extensive screening process, with only about 4 percent of applicants making the cut. Donors also have to provide samples in person at the company's Medford, Mass. office.
According to The Washington Post, the company has shipped about 2,000 treatments to 185 hospitals around the country.