“We heard about the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) from our transplant social worker. We were confused at first, but when we called the 800 number the staff took the time needed to explain in great detail how COTA could help. COTA has been by our side through Ricky’s TWO life-saving transplants. It gives us 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.