Laura Hamilton, a registered nurse, holds up a bottle of processed fecal matter at AdvancingBio. The stool bank launched by the new non-profit just opened at Mather Commerce Center. It is one of only five such banks in California. It screens and processes stool from donors, whose fecal matter will be used in a fecal transplant to help patients suffering from a rare but severe gastrointestinal disorder called C. diff.
Laura Hamilton, a registered nurse, holds up a bottle of processed fecal matter at AdvancingBio. The stool bank launched by the new non-profit just opened at Mather Commerce Center. It is one of only five such banks in California. It screens and processes stool from donors, whose fecal matter will be used in a fecal transplant to help patients suffering from a rare but severe gastrointestinal disorder called C. diff. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
Laura Hamilton, a registered nurse, holds up a bottle of processed fecal matter at AdvancingBio. The stool bank launched by the new non-profit just opened at Mather Commerce Center. It is one of only five such banks in California. It screens and processes stool from donors, whose fecal matter will be used in a fecal transplant to help patients suffering from a rare but severe gastrointestinal disorder called C. diff. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
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