Media Alert

Medford Boy In Need of Life-Saving Transplant 

Medford, Oregon -- With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In Medford, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local boy, Alejandro Munoz.

Alejandro is the son of Kyndra Boyd. Born in 2006, Alejandro was diagnosed with Stage Four Kidney Disease. The doctors at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. An estimated $50,000 is being raised by Medford volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Nicholle Zamores at 541.973.7994 or Media representatives may contact the campaign Public Relations Coordinator Cheri Garduno at 541.890.2775 or for more information about the family or the COTA community fundraising campaign.

Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Alejandro M.” written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at

Alejandro’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. The organization’s priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds. One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients’ transplant-related expenses.