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Organization Information

Children's Organ Transplant Association


COTA is a 501c3 national charity which helps children and young adults needing a life-saving organ transplant by providing fundraising support. During fiscal year 2019, COTA began over 228 new campaigns and paid nearly $4 million in transplant expenses.

Real Life

Peter Ganucheau

Mobile, Alabama

Age: 3

Date of Transplant:  February 2, 2017

Liver Transplant Recipient

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Atlanta, Georgia


 “The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) gave our family hope by helping us handle the immense financial burden that comes with a life-saving transplant. Even with health insurance, we were receiving more and more medical bills each day. Our transplant social worker referred us to COTA and due to COTA’s support and guidance, and through generous financial contributions from friends and family, we have been able to cover all of the transplant-related costs associated with Peter’s diagnosis and liver transplant. Without COTA, Peter’s transplant, his recovery and our ability to support the rest of our family would have been nearly impossible. The peace of mind COTA provides is truly invaluable and lasts … for a lifetime.”

Brigitte and Adam Ganucheau, Parents of Peter