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COTA can help remove the financial barriers to a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. We work with families whose children and young adults are on a transplant journey. If your family is on a transplant journey, Get Started Today with COTA.

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Why COTA?

With nearly 40 years of experience assisting transplant families, we understand the challenges they face. Our services are provided at no cost. With the support of community volunteers and COTA Miracle Makers, we help families overcome the financial challenges of a life-saving transplant.

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COTA Impact

Your gifts to COTA give hope. Learn how your support directly impacts transplant families.

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COTA’s Gozola Family

COTA’s Gozola Family

COTA's Dorfman Family

COTA's Dorfman Family

COTA's Kloft Family

COTA's Kloft Family

Jazlyn McRavin

Jazlyn McRavin

COTA Patient

“Knowing that COTA was there simply made everything easier for my family. My mom did not lose our home and she was able to take care of my younger sister’s needs as well throughout the ups and downs of my journey. COTA allowed us to have food at our house and food at the transplant center. COTA ensured we could put gas in the car for the many dialysis appointments I had to be driven to while we waited for my perfect kidney. All of the prescription medications. Even my living donor’s hotel room near the transplant center when she traveled to donate her kidney … all of it. I am not sure what we would have done without this organization, and I will continue to depend on COTA’s amazing support and guidance for a lifetime.”

Jazlyn McRavin

COTA Patient – University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Daniel George

Mary Beth and Robert George

Parents of Daniel

“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) has given us space to breathe knowing that the heavy financial burden associated with a life-saving transplant has been lifted off our shoulders. Having COTA on our team has been a game changer for us. During the time when neither of us could work, our household bills were covered, and we did not lose our home. There are no words to adequately describe the security we as parents feel knowing that thanks to COTA, our son, Daniel, will be able to receive the care he needs for a lifetime.”

Mary Beth and Robert George

Parents of Daniel

Betty Stoltz

Lester Stoltz and Andrya Dodson

Parents of Betty

“COTA was critical to us during a time of great need and great unknowns. COTA created a platform for our support network that was easy to use. COTA funds have been crucial to keeping our family financially whole when we were at our miracle baby’s hospital bedside and were unable to work. With COTA, we did not lose everything. COTA gave us a platform where we could share Betty’s transplant journey with our networks back home. And when our family and friends could respond and share their words of encouragement and support, we were given a gift we will always treasure.”

Lester Stoltz and Andrya Dodson

Parents of Betty

“Knowing that COTA was there simply made everything easier for my family. My mom did not lose our home and she was able to take care of my younger sister’s needs as well throughout the ups and downs of my journey. COTA allowed us to have food at our house and food at the transplant center. COTA ensured we could put gas in the car for the many dialysis appointments I had to be driven to while we waited for my perfect kidney. All of the prescription medications. Even my living donor’s hotel room near the transplant center when she traveled to donate her kidney … all of it. I am not sure what we would have done without this organization, and I will continue to depend on COTA’s amazing support and guidance for a lifetime.”

Jazlyn McRavin

COTA Patient – University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) has given us space to breathe knowing that the heavy financial burden associated with a life-saving transplant has been lifted off our shoulders. Having COTA on our team has been a game changer for us. During the time when neither of us could work, our household bills were covered, and we did not lose our home. There are no words to adequately describe the security we as parents feel knowing that thanks to COTA, our son, Daniel, will be able to receive the care he needs for a lifetime.”

Mary Beth and Robert George

Parents of Daniel

“COTA was critical to us during a time of great need and great unknowns. COTA created a platform for our support network that was easy to use. COTA funds have been crucial to keeping our family financially whole when we were at our miracle baby’s hospital bedside and were unable to work. With COTA, we did not lose everything. COTA gave us a platform where we could share Betty’s transplant journey with our networks back home. And when our family and friends could respond and share their words of encouragement and support, we were given a gift we will always treasure.”

Lester Stoltz and Andrya Dodson

Parents of Betty

Meet COTA Patients

We have assisted thousands of patients and raised more than $160 million to assist with transplant-related expenses.

Kennedy (Kennie) Headlee Kennedy (Kennie) Headlee
Goal: $75,000

Kennedy (Kennie) Headlee

Transplant Type: Islet Cell

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Stephen Deel Stephen Deel
Goal: $75,000

Stephen Deel

Transplant Type: Heart

Transplant Status: Accepting Memorial Contributions

Evan Bartholomew Evan Bartholomew
Goal: $50,000

Evan Bartholomew

Transplant Type: Heart

Transplant Status: Transplanted

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Fundraising for Transplant-Related Expenses

COTA can help remove the financial barriers to a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support.