Every three years ostomy organizations around the world celebrate World Ostomy Day and October, 2, 2021 will be the 10th time this special event is taking place. This year’s motto as designated by the European Ostomy Association is “Ostomates’ Rights are Human Rights – anytime and anywhere!”
In addition to the ways to get involved detailed below, plans are underway for special webinars, podcasts and Facebook live events! Event details will be posted soon.
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.