#OstomyAwarenessANZ Bringing People Together

Every year the first weekend in October is a time for connection, inspiration, and reflection for the ostomy community. Whether virtually or in person, we hope you join in on October 7, 2023.

Don’t live in New Zealand? Click one of these links to view Ostomy Awareness Day information specific to your country:

Australia  |  Belgium (French)  |  Belgium (Dutch)  |  Brazil  |  Canada (English)  |  Canada (French)  |  France  |  Germany  |  Ireland  |  Mexico  |  Netherlands  |  UK  |  U.S.

Share Your Ostomy Journey to Help Raise Awareness

For many people, ostomy surgery gives them a new chance at life. Their ostomy empowers them to manage challenging symptoms, provides stability to daily routines, and allows them to do things they could not do prior to illness. Ostomy Awareness Day gives us an opportunity to come together to raise awareness and share the incredible journey of patients after their surgery. If you would like to share your unique journey and help raise awareness, we would love to hear from you. 

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Other Ways to Raise Awareness

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 Instagram posts and stories. Share a picture with yours on social media, using the hashtags #OstomyAwarenessANZ, #OAD2023, and #OstomateVoices.

How to Use Digital Stickers


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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.

Healthy Skin

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

Protection Where it Matters

Living with an ostomy doesn’t mean you have to live with stoma fluid leakage or skin irritation. See how the CeraPlus™ Line of Ostomy Products* gives your skin the advanced protection it deserves. 

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. We are here to help.  

Looking for more to do on Ostomy Awareness Day?

Check out some of the great things Dansac has to offer.



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