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Help For Ostomy Supplies


I read the post about a person's friend who needs ostomy supplies. When my DH had his surgery in 2006 we encountered so many people who were either under insured or had no insurance at all. This post on the 24th got me thinking. There must be some help somewhere. I did some googling and found this site:
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They help people who aren't insured to get the supplies they need. It is also a place where you can give charitable donations if you wish.

By MartyD from Houston, TX

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Help For Ostomy Supplies

I just wanted to thank you for posting the info about this helpful organization. I looked at their web site & they are truly doing Gods work on earth, helping those who need help but have no or very little insurance or money. Thank God there are people out there who take the time to run an organization such as this! ...Hopefully they'll get donations. (04/02/2008)

By Cyinda

Help For Ostomy Supplies

This is wonderful! A few years ago my mom had a temporary colostomy for about a year. Her insurance only covered so much & allowed so many per month. Sometimes she would run out, because she was just learning & there were many mishaps. Many times I had to stop at the medical supply store & buy them & was shocked at the prices.

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When she did have her reversal, we donated her supplies locally.

Good for you getting the word out!

Trish in CT (04/07/2008)

By Trish Mastriano

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful
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I am an ostomy nurse at my hospital. I have patients who have had reversals or product changes. They have given me their old supply. Unfortunately wafers are used more than pouches because of leaks etc. I have pouches galore. I am part of a closed ostomy group. It is amazing how many people do not have insurances and now how many more will not have insurance or any help. Some have never had any Ostomy teaching. Thanks to this group many learn how to care for themselves. I have a friend in Tanzania who has a colostomy and no access to equipment. I am hoping to find someone can supply her with equipment even if there might be a minor cost. If anyone has any info I would appreciate the help. Thank you.

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June 24, 20170 found this helpful

My fiance has colon and liver cancer now had to get a colosmy bag can't afford them he can't work and what little money he has go to co pays prescriptions and lab work we can't afford to buy colosmy supplies don't know what to do

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January 30, 20190 found this helpful

I would love to get in the group.
Ive had 2 surgeries in the past 5 months
Permanent illostomy now. Frustrating as its been leaking every time I change it.

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Skin issues as extra skin issue built up
Even have its been cauterized in the same place.
Currently on cobra insurance but its getting way to costly as i havent work now for 6 months. Lost a job and my wife works part time. Still have children at home.
Anyway love to learn more & interested in getting ostomy supplies.
Thank you for your service
Dan
Wisconsin

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February 17, 20190 found this helpful

I LIV IN PALM DESERT BECAUSE OF WEIGHT LOSS MY WAFER SIZE HAS CHANGED. I HAVE A BOX FULL OF CLOSED END HOLISTER WAFERS THAT I WANT TO DONATE AND CANT FIND WHERE TO DONATE THEM. I DONT WWANT TO THROW THEM OUT BUT CANCER SOC. TAVE ME A NAME AND THEY WONT TAKE THEM. PLEASE HELP

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February 17, 20190 found this helpful

Betty V, this place may be able to help you.

www.ostomy.org/.../

Sending up prayers for you!

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