Share COTA Facts with Your Supporters

Have you or your COTA family ever been asked, “Why COTA?”
When this question pops up, here are some facts you can easily share:

  • COTA is the largest national fundraising organization solely dedicated to assisting and supporting transplant families.
  • Since our founding in 1986, more than $160 million has been raised to assist thousands of children and young adults needing a life-saving organ or tissue transplant.
  • In addition to children, COTA works with adults with single gene disorders such as Cystic Fibrosis, Polycystic Kidney Disease and Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Last year, COTA partnered with more than 225 new transplant families and nearly $7 million was raised.
  • COTA does not charge a transplant family, or patient, for its services.
  • 100% of funds raised for COTA in honor of patients are available for transplant-related expenses — including expenses incurred from other related diagnoses — before, during and after transplant.
  • COTA is the owner and administrator of all funds; transplant families are typically not taxed on these funds nor do these funds generally jeopardize assistance program participation.

Additional COTA Facts can be found in the Volunteers section of Please contact with any questions.

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Fundraising for Transplant-Related Expenses

COTA can help remove the financial barriers to a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support.