Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Lawson

Oct 27, 2013 11:30am - 5:00pm

Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Lawson

Want to have fun while helping to make a miracle for a child from right here in Carrollton?  COTA for Team Lawson M is planning a Dallas Cowboys Watching Party to help patients like Lawson with transplant-related expenses.  This event will be held on Sunday, October 27 at 11:30 at the Addison Ice House.  The suggested donation for this event is $5 per person.  The event includes a silent auction, raffles, games and more. 

 

Lawson is in need of a life-saving liver transplant.  All proceeds from the “COTA Football for Life” event will be used to pay transplant-related expenses.  An estimated $50,000 is being raised by local Dallas volunteers.  These dollars will be used to help pay transplant-related expenses, including transportation and medications that are all necessary to help transplant kids and young adults get a second chance at life.

Please support our efforts on October 27.  All donations are tax-deductible and every single penny will be used to help save a life.  For more information, call Kelly Gutermuth at 972.897.6444or go to http://www.COTAforTeamLawsonM.com or visit this station’s website at Station Web Address.

 

·         More than 100,000 people are waiting for a solid organ transplant, and, in addition, thousands more are searching for a bone marrow/stem cell/cord blood match.

·         Each day, about 77 people receive an organ transplant and each day, 19 people die waiting for an organ transplant.

·         The cost of organ transplants varies depending on the type of transplant and where the procedure is done.  A liver transplant procedure can cost $300,000.  Typical insurance plans will pay 80%, leaving the patient responsible for the deductible plus temporary housing during the procedure and recovery, transportation before and after transplant, medications, etc.  And a person will not be placed on the waiting list until they can show their ability to pay those costs.

 

Dallas area residents have joined forces to help raise funds for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Lawson.  Since 1986, COTA has assisted more than 1,900 patients throughout the country, all of whom required a life-saving transplant.  Our campaign leadership has been truly impressed that every dollar we raise will go toward transplant-related expenses.  For more information, please visit www.cota.org.  

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