Ostomy Organizations and Support Groups
American Cancer Society
With chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3400 local offices, the American Cancer Society® is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.
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.
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.
United Ostomy Associations of America
The United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and advocacy for people who have either intestinal or urinary diversions.
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 5000 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.