saving lives, spreading smiles: COTA

by ameetdesh on Apr 06, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: health usa

COTA, Children's Organ Transplant Association, do grassroots fundraising campaigns to help young lives, and meet healthcare expenses of the Organ, Bonemarror, Cord blood, stem cell transplant. Till now have assisted more than 850 families! Also read a patient story here! In words of their founder. The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) exists to assist patients who require a life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplant. We work with any patient who needs a transplant due to a genetic disease such as Cystic Fibrosis, and all patients 21 and younger for any disease or complication. We 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. We guide 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.

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ameetdesh's picture


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mynk's picture

Nice initiative. I have seen several requests for bone marrow donation in the US. Not sure how well spread is the awareness of the same -

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