Meet our Miracle Makers
The COTA Miracle Maker program helps to increase the effectiveness of COTA’s staff by identifying volunteers in who will work on our behalf, or on behalf of COTA patients. Through awareness-raising programs, each Miracle Maker will highlight the dire need of organ and tissue donors, and may also assist COTA patient campaign efforts to raise financial support for transplant-related expenses.
Currently, there are more than 100,000 children, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers listed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) waiting list. This includes only "solid tissue" organ transplant needy persons, i.e., those individuals needing a heart, lung, pancreas, kidney, liver, intestine, or a combination of two or more organs. In addition to this number, an estimated more 30,000 individuals are waiting for a "soft tissue" transplant, i.e., bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood, according to the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).
Last year, more than 170 COTA patients were successfully transplanted, which brings the total number of COTA patients transplanted to nearly 1,400 in the years COTA has served over the past 26 years. COTA’s unwavering commitment to giving hope and making miracles for each patient family is underscored by more than the 150,000 volunteers and contributors who have generously donated their time and their money to COTA.
These volunteers and contributors are COTA’s heroes … they are COTA’s Miracle Makers. Become a COTA Miracle Maker today … click on COTA Miracle Makers for more information.