Leahy: April is National Donate Life Month and marks COTA’s 35th anniversary

Posted 3/25/21

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association has been removing the financial barriers for families facing transplants for 35 years.

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Leahy: April is National Donate Life Month and marks COTA’s 35th anniversary

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The Children’s Organ Transplant Association has been removing the financial barriers for families facing transplants for 35 years.

Right here in Scottsdale, a group of caring and committed volunteers have been working hard to do just that for the Kurth family.

COTA organizes volunteers across the country to raise funds for transplant-related expenses. Adam Kurth, 19, has received a liver transplant. Adam’s family has turned to COTA for assistance, support and guidance.

COTA funds help with expenses such as food and lodging while the family is at the transplant center; transportation to and from the transplant center; co-pays, deductibles and medications, and assistance with household expenses while a parent is out of work during the time of the transplant.

All of these expenses add up quickly and can stand in the way of a teen receiving a life-saving transplant. Transplant-related expenses last a lifetime due to anti-rejection medications, follow-up visits and sometimes another transplant.

You can help.

Transplant families from every corner of this country have worked with COTA. Since 1986, generous individuals have made contributions to help ensure transplant-needy children and young adults receive a life-saving transplant.

April is National Donate Life Month. Every day 20 people die waiting for an organ transplant in the United States. One organ donor can save eight lives.

Adam needs you to go to www.RegisterMe.org and sign up to be a registered organ and/or tissue donor, and to support COTA in honor of him at COTAforAdamK.com.

Teresa Leahy is a spokeswoman for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. Visit COTAforAdamK.com.

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