When pit against certain breeds of intestinal bacteria like C. difficile, which causes 14,000 deaths per year in the US, fecal transplants can be 90 percent effective — but where do you find a donor? Thats where OpenBiome comes in, a nonprofit started by two graduate students at Princeton and MIT. For just $250, the company will provide hospitals with fecal samples on demand, reports ScienceNews. Fecal transplants can be 90 percent effective — but where do you find a donor? OpenBiome operates out of an MIT research lab with clearance from the FDA, and sources its feces from a small community of researchers and scientists from Harvard and MIT.