Ostomy Organisations

Clinician and consumer organisations working to improve the lives of people with ostomies

Clinician and Consumer Organisations

American Cancer Society

With chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3,400 local offices, the American Cancer Society® is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programmes of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation.

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Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

The mission of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is to cure and prevent Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis through research and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support. 

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Get Your Guts in Gear

Get Your Guts in Gear (GYGIG) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and related conditions through multiday cycling events that benefit and support inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) organisations and patient advocacy groups.

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The Shadow Buddies Foundation™

Fabric-doll Shadow Buddies, available exclusively from Hollister Ostomy Care, can help children better understand the experience of using ostomy products.

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Spina Bifida Association

The Spina Bifida Association® (SBA) serves adults and children who live with the challenges of spina bifida. Since 1973, SBA has been the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with spinal bifida and those whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect. Its tools are education, advocacy, research and service.

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United Ostomy Association of America

The United Ostomy Association of America (UOAA) is a volunteer-based health organisation dedicated to providing education, information, support and advocacy for people who have either intestinal or urinary diversions.

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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)

Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 5,000 healthcare professionals who are experts in the care of persons with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. WOCN promotes educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.

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