Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. It can affect the GI tract in any area. Although symptoms may be slightly different from person to person, the most prevailing signs of Crohn’s disease include persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, pressing desire to have a bowel movement, pain and cramping in the abdomen, feeling of incomplete evacuation, and constipation. Crohn’s disease is a different condition than ulcerative colitis which is another type of IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease). Even though the symptoms of these two diseases are very similar, the affected areas in the GI tract are different.
If you would like to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and you have an unwanted car, consider a car donation in their behalf. It is an easy process using our online form or by giving us a call at 1.800.237.5714.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is devoted to finding cures for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease along with improving the lives of all those affected. This foundation has remained at the cutting edge of research in IBD and in working with healthcare providers to improve education, support and quality of care for IBD. This empowers patients as well as caregivers.
Up to 780k people in the United States may be affected by Crohn’s disease and it appears to be more prevalent in young adults and youth from ages 15 to 35.
IBD Help Center
The IBD Help Center allows patients and families to ask questions and connect with professionals. Whether you are looking for answers to questions that you can’t find anywhere else, referrals to other organizations or for a specific resource, the IBD Help Center connects you with the specialists needed.
Crohn’s & Colitis Community
You can read through the community forums, visit the online support group, read personal stories and more at the Crohn’s & Colitis Community page. It is difficult living with Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis, yet having access to the right support and resources can make daily living easier.
You can have access to the leading supporter and funder of medical research in Crohn’s Disease through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Research page. This is where you can learn about clinical trials or find a clinical trial you would like to be apart of. Discover the latest updates in research and learn the goals of research.
Living With Crohn’s & Colitis
Despite the many complications and challenges with having Crohn’s and Colitis, you can still live a full, happy, productive and rewarding life. It’s more than just about the medical treatment, it’s vital to find the best doctor for you and to maintain your health. Build that network of friends and support and connect with a community of people who share your condition. Learn more about connecting, diet & nutrition, financial help and finding a doctor on the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Living With Crohn’s & Colitis page.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has had a far reaching impact to help with IBD for over five decades now. They have 40 chapters serving over 600k patients a year. They do not rely on the government but on donors and support from members and people like you. Donating a car to help IBD is a great way to show your support.