“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association gave us hope and provided the support our team of volunteers needed to successfully raise funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA also gave us a sense of peace because we have not had to worry about the financial struggles that are typically part of a family’s transplant journey. Having COTA by Read More

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Children’s Organ Transplant Association Facts

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana, which is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA’s priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds.

Founded in 1986 after a group of Bloomington, Indiana, volunteers helped raise funds to place a child on the liver transplant waiting list.

  •    COTA has helped thousands of children and young adults and has raised more than $110 million for transplant-related expenses.
  •    Since 1986, approximately 2,400 COTA patients have been successfully transplanted.
  •    Last year, nearly 200 COTA patients were successfully transplanted and more than $5 million was raised to meet transplant expenses.
  •    COTA does not charge a transplant family, or patient, for its services.
  •    Every dollar raised in honor of COTA’s patients is used for transplant-related expenses.
  •    COTA funds are available for a patient’s lifetime for eligible transplant-related expense. 
  • In addition to children, COTA works with adults with single-gene disorders such as Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Disease.
  •    Nearly 75% of COTA’s families are referred to COTA by a social worker or financial coordinator at a transplant center.

COTA is the Trusted Leader Supporting Transplant Families … For a Lifetime

 

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.