To the editor:
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ waiting list. But the child died before an organ became available.
COTA needs your help to make sure that (such) tragedies are not repeated.
Every day 18 people die waiting for an organ transplant here in the United States. April is National Donate Life Month. Please register today to become an organ donor. Then, encourage your friends, family members, neighbors and associates to take two simple, life-saving steps: register as an organ donor at www.donatelife.net or your state’s license bureau, and express your wish to be a donor to your family members.
Rick Lofgren, President,
Children’s Organ Transplant Association