About Association


Intestinal Failure Patients Association “Apppetite for Life” [Stowarzyszenie ‘Apetyt na Życie”] is a countrywide organisation in Poland, uniting patients who suffer from digestive system diseases, particularly those dependent from enteral and parenteral nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease. We also welcome families of the patients, people working for the sake of the disease and all those, who embrace the objectives and rules governing the association. Our organisation has been established and registered in the National Court Register [Krajowy Rejestr Sądowy] in 2012. Its number is 0000409039. We currently unite nearly 200 members and naturally, we always hunger for more. In 2015 we have gained a status of a public benefit organisation. We are a young, rapidly expanding organisation set for ambitious goals we are not afraid to achieve them 🙂


Our mission is to help children and adults suffering from intestinal failure, undergoing nutrition therapies and those with inflammatory bowel disease. We strive not only for the improvement of their living and treatment standards but also conduct research and provide educational activities on this subject for both the patients and the general public.


Within the range of our association’s activities, by 2020 we wish to realise goals focusing on the following aspects:


To guarantee a better access to the newest therapies and medical equipment improving patients’ treatment and living standard


To integrate and support the community of persons with bowel dysfunctions and those being fed enterally or parenterally


To get rid of the limitations set by the illness


To increase patients’ and public’s knowledge of digestive system diseases, ways of their treatment and widely understood nutrition

Looking for support?

Do you have problems with your bowels?
Are you looking for support? Do you want to know how to enjoy your life despite of a PEG, feeding tube, central venous catheter and many hours of infusion administration?
Do you have an inflammatory bowel disease and a need for some positive energy and knowledge from other IBD patients?
Do you live in a country without any support groups for people with digestive system insufficiency?
Join us! Together we will try help you!

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