“When we first heard our son was going to need a transplant, we were overwhelmed and had many questions. We wanted to get him the best possible care, but how could we afford it? From our first conversation with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) we felt a huge sense of relief. Throughout our transplant Read More

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About Contributions

 

Contributions to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps U.S. transplant families avoid financial ruin. Transplant procedure costs range from $100,000 to more than $800,000. Once the transplant is complete, families face significant transplant-related expenses, including medication; transportation to and from the center; lodging; and expenses while parents are out of work and often living with the hospitalized child far from home. These out-of-pocket expenses add up to tens of thousands of dollars annually for transplant families with lifetime totals exceeding $1,000,000. In cases where a shortfall exists, COTA helps bridge the financial gap.

Your contributions to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association are used to assist the organization in our mission to help children and young adults who need or have had a life-saving transplant. Contributions are made with the understanding that COTA has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds. COTA allocates funds raised in honor of patients to families who have a documented financial need directly related to the transplant.

COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars in honor of transplant-needy children and young adults. 100% of each contribution made to COTA in honor of our patients helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to our families, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

The goal thermometer graphic on online donation pages showing the amount raised in honor of each COTA patient is an approximate total of gifts made to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of that patient. The total may not immediately reflect all contributions. COTA’s priority is to raise funds in honor of families that would not otherwise be available to help meet transplant-related expenses.

COTA Provides…

 

  • 501(c)3 status. Gifts made to COTA are deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
  • Fiscal accountability to families and contributors including acknowledgement of contributions.
  • Monitoring of all financial contributions by a staff certified public accountant.