Several times I have donated extra and unused Ostomy supplies to a group in Florida. This was a non profit group that assisted those in need by sharing these supplies to those people. Since in the “wisdom” of Hollister , which I cannot comprehend, has found it a necessity to change product that I have used for almost 20 years, I have extra bags. I have had to spend weeks finding a replacement for these WORKING products, much to my chagrin. But I digress.

 

So so if any of my fellow Ostomy peeps know or remember this address please forward.  Thx

 

 

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Ask the ostomy nurse if there are organizations they know of that need products for ostomy patients who don't have insurance, or for low-income patients that cannot afford extras.  My hospital even donated some of their extra supplies to another country where a new appliance or bag is a luxury, can you imagine. While I had a temporary stoma I ordered more than I needed from my insurance company because I changed appliances sometimes 3 times a day due to my retracted stoma. Luckily my reversal was much sooner than we anticipated, so I had supplies leftover. My ostomy nurse took for everything to give to another patient who couldn't afford much. 

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