The United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a national network for bowel and urinary diversion support groups in the United States. Its goal is to provide a nonprofit association that will serve to unify and strengthen its member support groups, which are organized for the benefit of people who have, or will have intestinal or urinary diversions and their caregivers. UOAA is an association of affiliated, nonprofit, support groups who are committed to the improvement of the quality of life of people who have, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion. It is dedicated to the provision of information, advocacy and service to, and for, its affiliated support groups, their members and the intestinal/urinary diversion community at large. It is organized to grow and develop while remaining independent and financially viable.

The UOAA website—www.ostomy.org— offers a wealth of information to ostomates, including ostomy information, support groups, discussion board, and merchandise, as well as news and events.

This video from UOAA illustrates the positive quality of life attainable after ostomy surgery. We hope it helps you to see what is possible after you have had a chance to heal: Video.

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