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Lung Transplant Foundation is joining forces with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA)

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Lung Transplant Foundation is joining forces with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to assist lung transplant patients in need of fundraising expertise and guidance.

The Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF) receives many requests for funding support for lung transplant patients. Unfortunately, we do not provide patient funding as our mission is to support research, education, advocacy and mentorship. There are organizations based in the United States who provide various types of fundraising support once a patient has been listed for transplant at a U.S. transplant center. 

LTF is joining forces with the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to assist lung transplant patients in need of fundraising expertise and guidance. Founded in 1986, the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the premier national organization helping alleviate the financial burden for families who have a transplant-needy child or young adult. COTA also works with individuals of any age with single-gene disorders such as Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha-1, Polycystic Kidney Disease, or Sickle Cell Disease.

COTA will attempt to assist adult lung transplant patients diagnosed with a single-gene disorder who are referred by LTF. COTA will share information about fundraising for transplant-related expenses and will strive to identify grants and other resources through partner organizations. COTA’s services and guidance are provided at no charge to pre- or post-transplant patients or families. 

Connecting with COTA is streamlined and simple. Visit https://cota.org/get-started/ or call 800.366.2682 to learn more:

  1. Submit your information to learn how COTA can help.
  2. Receive guidance and support. COTA’s transplant fundraising professionals will work with your volunteers to provide resources, ideas and materials.
  3. Launch a COTA fundraising campaign once your lead volunteer has been identified and trained … or possibly get a referral to another organization that can provide other types of support.
  4. Work with your volunteers to personalize and update the free-of-charge website COTA provides.
  5. Start sharing your transplant journey on the provided COTA website and on social media platforms.

Facing a lung transplant as either patient or caregiver is challenging and complex. It can often feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to the financial considerations.  The Lung Transplant Foundation and COTA are here to help you navigate through this difficult journey.

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