Donating Unopened Ostomy Supplies: Is It Possible?

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cjannucci
Jan 03, 2024 5:01 pm

I have about 5 unopened boxes of ostomy supplies because I was sent too much every month by my insurance company... much more than I needed. Is it donatable if the individual boxes of supplies have never been opened? I would hate to throw it all away.

AlexT
Jan 03, 2024 5:07 pm

Yep, you can donate.

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xnine
Jan 03, 2024 8:13 pm

Friends of Ostomates Worldwide is an organization that will take donations. Use Osto AI and ask about donations.

Beachboy
Jan 03, 2024 9:40 pm

Your local hospital should accept donations too. I donate extra medical supplies to my surgeon.

Mysterious Mose
Jan 03, 2024 9:52 pm

If you have a local ostomy support group, they will usually gladly take donations.

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Riva
Jan 03, 2024 10:01 pm

Your local ostomy support group in NJ will gladly accept them.

NancyAnn
Jan 04, 2024 10:07 am
Reply to Mysterious Mose

Before donating to a support group, please check and find out if they have a donation closet. Otherwise, they may not have a place to store them.

Your best bet is to send them to Friends of Ostomates Worldwide, or even call your supplier and see if they will take them back.

warrior
Jan 04, 2024 4:15 pm

I'm a keeper.

This stuff is expensive, and if the products still work for you, I'd keep them.

Always good to have a backup plan.

I give to the local hospital wound care department.

The product didn't fit me anymore. I outgrew it and found a better product.

Don't throw away anything 🤦‍♂️