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Alida
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I've been asking for samples from companies, since I'm pretty new on the scene.  I found that I don't care for some of the Coloplast products, and I've got 12 Sensura Mio bags: 2 flex, 5 one-piece, and 5 two-piece click.

Is there someplace I can donate these supplies?  They are SOOOO expensive that I can't just throw them away!

With Squiggy since 3/31/21


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@alida

You can go to the following web address where there is a list of places you can donate to. 

https://www.ostomy.org/donate-ostomy-supplies/

Stella


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Also, if you have a local ostomy nurse or support group, they may know of people/places that could use them. My ostomy nurse recently told me about a guy who was doing a pickup at our local place and they were going to distribute anything locally that was needed and ship the rest to the UOAA, who will ship them wherever they are needed, including other countries. I guess some 3rd world countries are using odd household item as ostomy appliances because they don’t always have access to proper equipment. 

-Liza
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“May your day be bright and your bag be light.”


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Alida
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Awesome!  Thanks.

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Hi Alida,

I had good luck just last week when I googled 'osotmy donations in my area' and got a list of possible places. I read through them and picked a likely one. It worked. We made arrangements to meet in a parking lot near  both of us. He and his wife are part of a group that move unwanted medical supplies around to those in need. For free. He said osotmy supplies were particularly needed. So its worth a try perhaps. I am near a large urban area, San Diego, and this might be a different experience depending on where you live.

Good luck. Its a great idea to move new unused stuff along.

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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@alida if you're still looking for ideas I do have an article that gives you some more things to consider: https://www.veganostomy.ca/unused-ostomy-supplies/

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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