About Florida Organ Transplant Association (FOTA)
Florida Organ Transplant Association (FOTA) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. It was established in 2002 by Dale Gilbert to support the transplant community in memory of his beloved wife. Thanks to the support of transplant recipients and donor families, it has grown over the years and is quickly becoming a leader in the transplant community. FOTA focuses on patient services, education, and funding research.
Volunteers, patients, families, caregivers, medical professionals
We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers.
We are dedicated to increasing the number of organ donors.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of organ transplant patients, their families and their caregivers.
We are registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Proceeds benefit our mission work with a main focus on providing emergency support transplant families in need.
Florida Organ Transplant Association is dedicated to assisting patients during the pre-operative stages and the rehabilitation process, providing financial assistance to cover urgent needs such as transportation, medications, and so much more
A critical shortage of organ donors persists alongside a growing need of support. Every 13 minutes, someone is added to the waiting list totaling 1156 each and every day. community outreach and awareness remains paramount to support the transplant community.
Advancements in the field of transplantation have increased the possibilities for those with end-stage organ failure to receive a transplant and have a second chance at life. FOTA seeks to fund research efforts seeking to discover and develop new methods to reduce and eliminate the use of immunosuppressant drugs.