“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) provided our family the ability to pull together a team of our friends and family who wanted to do something to help. . All of this was provided at no cost. COTA’s team truly cares about each transplant family they are helping. COTA gave us HOPE.” Read More

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Kidney Transplant Recipient

UNOS Feedback Opportunity

COTA has been asked to share a United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) opportunity with our families.

You are likely aware of UNOS’ important role in the organ transplant process. But you may not be aware that twice a year, UNOS reaches out to receive feedback on proposed changes to our nation’s transplant policy.

We invite you to be part of UNOS’ current public comment cycle. Here’s the link if you are interested in making a comment, pro or con.

The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors evaluates these comments before making a decision on a proposed change that may impact your family’s transplant journey.

 

A Story of Hope

“In our family's case, the prospect of a transplant was a worst case scenario. Isabella ingested something that caused her kidneys to quit working, and when we heard that a transplant was our next step … we had already lost hope in so many ways. Once we were introduced to COTA, we learned of their many successful transplant stories and this helped to renew our hope that Isabella was going to make it. It also gave us hope to know that the COTA fund will be with her throughout her lifetime.”
~ Les and Cindy Crutcher, Parents of Isabella