Fundraising for Transplant

There are resources to help patients and their families raise funds for expenses associated with a transplant.


Patients and families can incur very high costs from a transplant, including prescription costs, hospital bills, medical equipment, lodging, transportation, and more. Help Hope Live (formerly National Transplant Assistance Fund) and Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) are two separate organizations that provide similar financial support to transplant patients and families.

Help Hope Live assists transplant patients and families in fundraising for the expenses associated with a transplant. Help Hope Live will connect individuals with a Fundraising Coordinator, who will provide an overview of their services, as well as resources and materials to get started. A Fundraising Coordinator will assist in planning fundraising events and creating a fundraising page.

COTA serves children needing transplants. COTA helps families with children requiring organ transplants fundraise for expenses related to transplant such as medications and insurance bills, lodging, food, transportation, and more. COTA guides families and communities with fundraising initiatives for transplant patients to ensure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant due to financial difficulties.

Both organizations are national 501(c)(3) nonprofits.


News & Events

Love Brings "Liver Sisters" Together

Ashley decided to donate a portion of her liver to a member of her church.

#VolunteerSpotlight: MTF Biologics

MTF Biologics has been spending a lot of time in our kitchen cooking meals for transplant families.

Hand Prints of Hope

NASRCAR's Joey Gase visited the Family House to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation.

My First Home was Gift of Life Family House

When he was finally able to leave the hospital's care, the Family House became Asher's first home.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Pledges to Support Family House

Jefferson Hospital made a $250,000 pledge to support transplant families at the Family House.

We've Got You, Mom

Nicole became her mother Donna's caregiver and together, they navigated the transplant journey.

Corporate Spotlight: Laundry Made Easy

Our friends from Hercules Laundry generously donated five new washer and dryer sets!

Getting by With a Little Help From our Friends

As part of our Caregiver Lifeline Program, we bring in therapy dogs to spend time with our guests!

The Flight For My Life

Karen's life-saving transplant relocated her and her family over 350 miles from home.

#FacebookFUNdraiser: Anthony Vetrano

Learn why Anthony decided to host a Facebook fundraiser for the Family House!

From Hospital to Home

"My stay at the Family House gets better each time," says Lauren, a past Family House guest.

Grown Up and Giving Back

Read about Mya, a liver recipient and employee, and her experience here at the Family House.

Families Joined by Love and Life in Family House Kitchen

The Hess and Palmer families come together to celebrate the life of Mason Hess.

Family Close By

“Having my wife nearby was especially helpful to my recovery,” Tim says.

#SupporterSpotlight: Facebook Fundraisers

Did you know you can hold an online fundraiser to support the Family House on Facebook?

Gift of Life Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Gift of Life Family House honors volunteers at the Gift of Life Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

Peter Mansaray, father of a heart recipient and past Family House guest.

A Father & Son Journey

" the time we left [the Family House], I left with a whole family.”

Legacy Society members Elizabeth and David Kennedy.

Leaving a Legacy

David and Elizabeth are leaving a legacy with planned gifts to the Family House.

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