“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) has eased the financial burden of our family’s transplant journey to date, which has allowed us to focus solely on caring for Myka Joy. Not only has COTA been helpful financially, they have also been encouraging, supportive and have become vital members of our team as we have navigated Read More

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Why Recommend COTA

Lifetime of Support

When a transplant family partners with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, a lifetime journey begins. Funds raised by COTA community campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses including expenses incurred from other related diagnoses … for a lifetime.

Online Fundraising

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association provides free websites to enhance fundraising. COTA does not charge a percentage of proceeds that are raised, as do most crowdfunding sites. Funds raised in honor of COTA transplant patients are not considered income and do not jeopardize any assistance program families may qualify for.

Services Provided at No Cost

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.

Volunteer Training and Support Program

With more than three decades of experience, the Children’s Organ Transplant Association has the expertise to help volunteers be successful. COTA provides ongoing support to community campaign volunteers and patient families.

Funds Available for Transplant-Related Expenses

100% of the funds raised through the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of patients are available for transplant-related expenses before, during and after the transplant. Organ and tissue donors’ expenses may be submitted for allocation.

Ongoing Support Before, During and After the Community Campaign

Throughout the community fundraising campaign, the Children’s Organ Transplant Association provides printed and web-based materials, telephone support and websites that are free of charge.

Funds Raised Are Not Taxable and Will Not Jeopardize Assistance Programs

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is the owner and administrator of all funds; transplant families are not taxed on these funds nor do these funds jeopardize assistance program participation.

Administrator of the Funds and Nonprofit Status

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is a national, nonprofit organization. COTA is responsible for fundraising campaign oversight, and serves as owner and administrator of funds raised.

Transplant Family Focused

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is the largest national fundraising organization solely dedicated to assisting and supporting transplant families. COTA is available 24-hours-a-day to assist with medical emergencies.

Quick Processing of Transplant-Related Submissions

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association offers several services to facilitate rapid processing of transplant family grant requests including online submission, direct deposit of allocated funds and weekly processing.

Direct Payment for Transplant-Related Services

By paying providers directly for transplant-related travel and medical expenses, the Children’s Organ Transplant Association alleviates this burden and stress for transplant families.

Did You Know?

  • The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is the owner and administrator of all funds; transplant families are not taxed on these funds nor do these funds jeopardize assistance program participation.
  • 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.