6 Committee comments
6.1 The Committee noted that religious beliefs, especially those related to diet, may influence the decision to donate or receive a faecal transplant.
6.2 The Committee recognised that the enteric infusion of donor faeces is not a transplant in the usual sense of transplanting body tissues, but it accepted that faecal microbiota transplant has become an accepted term to describe this procedure.
6.3 The Committee debated the theoretical risk of transmission of biological agents that may cause harm in the long term. It was mindful of the fact that patients having this procedure are typically very ill and standard treatments have not helped them. These considerations underpinned recommendations 1.1 and 1.3.