This World Ostomy Day you can help us drive change in the United States by utilizing the “You Matter! Know What to Expect and Know Your Rights Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights” Share the newly revised patient bill of rights poster (11×17 for printing purposes) with your ostomy surgeon, GI doctor, Primary Care Physician and/or ostomy nurse. Ask them to ensure that these standards of care are utilized in their practice.
Every three years ostomy organizations around the world celebrate World Ostomy Day and October, 2, 2021 was the 10th time this special event was held. This year’s motto as designated by the European Ostomy Association was “Ostomates’ Rights are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere!”
Let us know how you celebrated the day tag us on social media or email.
There were many excellent online events this year. See below for the available recorded events.
Chester, New Jersey
Watchung, New Jersey
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Ostomy Awareness Day is held annually on the first Saturday of October. This day coincides with World Ostomy Day, a health observance where the world unites every three years to raise ostomy awareness. World Ostomy Day is sponsored by the International Ostomy Association. UOAA continues to sponsor and celebrate this day in the United States annually by spreading awareness and increasing national visibility of those living with ostomies. We will carry on breaking the silence and shining a positive light on what has saved so many lives.