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Children's Organ Transplant Association raises funds to save lives

Posted July 14, 2014

Organ transplants can often cost more than $500,000, and the Children’s Organ Transplant Association plans to assist a family in Durham with the costly financial burden.

Volunteers are helping Nasir Holman, who was born in September 2002 and diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Doctors at Duke University Medical Center performed a stem cell transplant on April 29.

So far, an estimated $40,000 is being raised.

More donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association at 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Ind., 47403. Checks or money orders can be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Nasir H” on the memo line of the check.

One hundred percent of funds raised go directly to the patients’ transplant-related expenses. The organization’s mission is to assure that no child or young adult is denied transplant services or taken off a waiting list due to lack of funds.

For more information about the organization or to donate to the Holman family, visit www.COTAforNasirH.com.

Individuals and groups who are interested in becoming a volunteer or more information should contact Community Coordinator Brenda Berry at 919-423-4512 or at Brenda.Brie@gmail.com.


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