World Ostomy Day is October 2, 2021


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Bringing People together for Ostomy Awareness

Hollister is proud to support World Ostomy Day! Every three years ostomy organisations around the world celebrate World Ostomy Day and October, 2, 2021 will be the 10th time this special event is taking place. See how others are participating in World Ostomy Day.

Celebrate the Day in Your Way

For many people ostomy surgery gives them a new chance at life, through helping to manage challenging symptoms, providing stability to daily routines, and even being able to do things they could not do prior to illness. These positive outcomes are why we celebrate! Every person’s journey, experiences, and interests are unique. Here are some ways you can learn something new, show your support, or connect with others in the global ostomy community.


Virtual Panel Discussion

We’ve joined up with the Dansac brand to bring you a virtual panel conversation with ostomates from around the world about their experiences and how they engage with the ostomy community. Tune in for a great conversation!

#MyOstomy Podcast

Join Eve, Chris, Kelly, Ed, Gill, and Alice as they describe their challenges and breakthroughs with illness, symptom management, mental well-being, pregnancy, workplace conversations, and more in this limited run series. Each conversation helps to shine a light on the lived experience of illness, the positive impact stoma surgery can have, and the power of every person living with a stoma.

Show Off Your Stoma Sticker

Stoma Stickers are a great way to raise awareness, start a conversation, or show support. Request your free stoma sticker today! For more opportunities to connect online, check out the Hollister Incorporated digital stickers pack on Instagram to enhance your posts in Instagram stories. Share a picture with yours on social media, using the hashtags #WOD2021 and #OstomateVoices.

UK Ostomy Community Facebook Group


Our new Facebook group is a place for the UK ostomy community to come together to share thoughts, experiences and to make new connections. The group is available to those living with a stoma, their friends and family members, and anyone living with a condition that may lead to stoma surgery in the future.

We're All About Education

We believe knowledge is power – knowing more about living with an ostomy or the products and resources available to you can help empower you. This information can also help others better understand your experience. Check out these topics below.

Healthy Skin

Healthy skin around your stoma not only helps your pouching system adhere properly, but may also improve your quality of life. Taking special care to improve and preserve skin health may help you feel comfortable with your ostomy.

Life Without Leakage

Living with an ostomy doesn’t mean you have to live with stoma fluid leakage or skin irritation. Your skin barrier fit combined with its ingredients play a large role in your skin health experience. For many, curved convex products can help. Learn how convex skin barriers work and what benefits they offer.

Peace of Mind

You may have questions about your ostomy and how to keep on living the life you want to live, but you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Secure Start services offer free personalized ostomy care support regardless of the brand of products you use.

What is a Stoma?

People often wonder what to say to others, especially to children or grandchildren, when they first learn about an ostomy. While what kids ask can sometimes be surprising, their sincerity can brighten your day. We brought kids and ostomates together to learn about stomas for the first time. Hear what they had to say.

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