COTA fundraising campaign

With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In Salt Lake City, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of children like Patrick.

Patrick received a liver-intestine transplant at University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2014.  An estimated $70,000 is being raised by Salt Lake City volunteers.

How you can help

If you could help make a miracle, would you?

The question is as simple as that. If your answer is ‘yes’, I invite you to join the nearly 100,000 volunteers and contributors who during the past two decades generously donated their time and money to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA). These volunteers and financial supporters are COTA’s Miracle Makers — a group of committed individuals who are helping give children across the country a second chance at life.

COTA is a national non-profit organization that helps children and young adults who need or have had a life-saving transplant by raising funds to pay transplant-related expenses. Transplant families look to COTA for assistance and support, for hope and miracles.

Since 1986, COTA has helped thousands of patients raise millions of dollars for transplant-related expenses. COTA is a 501(c)3 organization; therefore donations to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. COTA is the premier national organization helping families with transplant-needy children and young adults. 100% of all funds raised are used for transplant-related expenses. COTA does not charge a fee or take a percentage of the funds raised.

Make a Donation

Click here if you want to Donate Now to help make a miracle for COTA families.
Click here if you would like to a Send a Check.
Click here to search for employers with Employee Matching Gift programs.
Click here to learn how you can designate your United Way or Combined Federal Campaign donation to COTA.
Click here if you would like more information about planned giving options and how to become a member of COTA’s Hope Society.


The Children’s Organ Transplant Association needs your help to make a miracle for Patrick!

Volunteers are needed to help plan and implement fundraising activities. Individuals and groups who are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities should contact COTA for Patrick Hoopes Community Coordinator, Sandra Chidester at 801-966-2118 or, or complete the following form.

Please join thousands of volunteers across the country and become a COTA Miracle Maker today. Make a donation. Volunteer to help a family. Register to be an organ and tissue donor. Help us make a miracle.

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