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MAKING A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY


$14,531,503 *

worth of supplies sent to people in need since 1986

72 countries

helped with donated ostomy supplies

290,659*

pounds of supplies sent to ostomates worldwide

* view our shipping history for details

OUR MISSION

Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA is a non-profit organization that collects donated ostomy supplies from individuals and organizations in the United States and sends them to those in need worldwide.

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YOU CAN HELP

Donate your unused ostomy supplies, volunteer time, or give much needed funds to help us ship all over the world to those who need it most. Every contribution makes a huge difference to ostomates in need.

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REQUEST SUPPLIES

Individuals or organizations outside the United States can request supplies online. We will work with you to meet your needs and ship supplies quickly.

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Board Meets in Kentucky

March 31, 2014

FOW-USA Board conducts annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. New Directors are named, 2014 business is discussed. We will have a presence at upcoming UOAA and WOCN conferences. Contact us to find out how to present our story at your local meeting.

The TSA: A Personal Experience

September 15, 2013

At the end of July 2013, we went to a wedding in St Louis. Coming back, during the screening process, the TSA staff asked me to undergo a personal screening in a private room. During that process, they explained that I would need to rub my hand over my ileostomy (which I had informed them about), after which they would check my hand with an explosive trace detection sampling. Read more…