Children’s Organ Transplant Association

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association is a national charity based in the USA, that provides fundraising assistance for children needing lifesaving organ, marrow and tissue transplants. COTA’s priority is to ensure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds.

The association guides the family and their volunteers through every step including: organizing and training the campaign committee, planning successful events and activities, working with the media and finding multiple sources of funding.They have assisted more than 850 families with fundraising to meet transplant-related expenses (things not covered by insurance) from almost every state and every economic situation.

COTA's goals are to:

As the lucky guy who has the wonderful opportunity to call these families to share the great news about the grants you have given, I get to hear the excitement in their voices and can tell you that I can sense the tremendous relief they have when they get the news. What a pleasure for me to get to play "Santa Claus" every once in a while!

Rick Lofgren, CFRE, President, COTA