“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association provided a community of understanding, encouraging, supportive people to show us we were not alone in this transplant journey. Once we decided to fundraise with COTA for transplant-related expenses, we could solely focus on taking care of our fragile child while he waited for his life-saving heart.”

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FOX Sports and the Children’s Organ Transplant Association Teamed Up for the 2012 NFL Season

Throughout the 93rd regular NFL broadcast season during the fall of 2012 and early 2013, the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was selected to be a FOX Sports Supports charity.

During COTA’s season, FOX Sports Supports was in its fifth year of raising awareness of and spurring volunteerism for health charities selected by FOX Sports employees.  In August 2012, NFL on FOX on-air personalities Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Buck, Jay Glazer, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Curt Menefee, Pam Oliver and Michael Strahan shot Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Los Angeles with four COTA kids and their families.  The PSAs received millions of dollars’ worth of air time across all News Corp Channels and brought nationwide attention to the financial hurdles associated with pediatric transplants and the critical need for organ and tissue donors.

COTA’s priority is to assure that no child is denied a life-saving transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds.  Our families are not charged for services and every dollar contributed in honor of patients is used for transplant-related expenses.

COTA continues to benefit from being named a FOX Sports Support charity, and we are grateful for their generous support.   Click here to learn how you can join COTA’s team of Miracle Makers and help further our mission of being the trusted leader supporting transplant families.

Did You Know?

  • The Children's Organ Transplant Association does not charge for its services. 100% of funds raised in honor of patients are available for transplant-related expenses.
  • COTA funds are available for a patient's lifetime for almost any transplant-related expense.