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