Donating Ostomy Supplies

My DH had a colostomy for several months after his colon cancer surgery last year. He got it removed and the colon rejoined. We have several hundred dollars worth of Hollister and Concatec Ostomy supplies and want to donate them. Any suggestions as to who helps with this sort of thing?

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Marty from Houston, TX

November 7, 20070 found this helpful

Why don't you try calling several nursing homes in your area?

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November 7, 20070 found this helpful

Hospice usually takes those types of donations.

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

I was a visiting nurse and could always use extra supplies while teaching patients. There always seems to be a delay when waiting for ostomy supplies. Drop them off at a local home health and hospice- main office. No opened tubes of paste.

You are very thoughtful.

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

Marty,

Call your local charmber of commerce, and inquire about non-profit organizations.By donating to the organization of your choice will enable you to help people in need, and also have a write-off at the end of the year. Be sure to ask for a receipt,or a copy of their 501c from the non-proft.Good luck!!.

Hawkins

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

IF YOU DON'T FIND ANYONE WILLING TO TAKE THEM,MY MOM SURE COULD USE THEM. MY EMAIL IS MELUVCHRIS418 AT YAHOO.COM

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

In Canada the local Health nurse would keep them for emergency use or know who could benenfit from them.

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

I would try some "Assisted Living" centers in your area or if you have a local group like a senior and disability center which we have here through our county

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

Try the local VA hospital. Unfortunately, there are many indigent veterans.

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November 8, 20070 found this helpful

For any type of medical 'disease specific' supplies, you can always contact the support groups for any of them. If you don't know of any, just 'google' the disease for support groups & you won't have any problems finding a grateful group or person.

I have been paralysed several times, but when I migrated from my manual w'chair to a motorised one, I donated mine to the local hospice. My father had given it to me when I was first paralysed, so when he reached the end stage in his cancer, I was able to give it back to him for the last few months he needed it. It then made me feel good when I was able to donate it to someone else who would need it for only a relatively short time, whether they overcame their need for it or not.

I am sure there must also be people out there who have items &/or unused medication type items that would be of use to others in a time of need, eg shower chairs, comode chairs, diabetic blood sugar testing kits, 'funny cutlery' as I used to call it. There are many items that are always appreciated by those in difficult circumstances ... & of course we all know just how expensive these items are & how much they strain the budget, especially as these are the times that money really becomes scarce, as anything that has a 'medical' use, always has an extra zero at the end of the number on the price tag!

I hope this message is sent to the main page of ThriftyFun as many people just dump many items for the want of knowing what else to do with them.

Thanks

Wendy

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November 10, 20070 found this helpful

Try contacting a local DAV(Disabled American Veterans) or VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

those two groups may know of someone who is need

of such items.

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January 15, 20080 found this helpful

I am an RN and I work with someone whose mother could use them if you have not found another avenue for them.

Thanks.

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February 10, 20090 found this helpful

Friends Of Ostomates Worldwide is an organization that takes donations and provides them to ostomates without supplies in the US and around the world. go to www fowusa dot org and see How To Donate.

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