Kurt Oscarson Children's Organ Transplant Fund

Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Kurt Oscarson Children's Organ Transplant Fund (KOCOTF)

The Kurt Oscarson Children’s Organ Transplant Fund provides financial assistance to children under the age of 18 for initial organ transplant medical expenses through an interest-free loan.

A five-member committee oversees this restricted fund, which is funded through donations on the Utah State Income Tax Form. The loan amount is determined by the Committee as well as by the availability of funds. Each recipient has a maximum lifetime benefit of $10,000. The Committee may award a lower lifetime benefit.

The Committee establishes the terms of repayment. Repayments begin monthly starting 24 months after the first payment from the KOCOTF has been made.  The term of the loan is typically 60 months or 5 years.

Application Process

A Medical Questionnaire form is completed by the applicant’s health care provider.

The packet including the following forms are completed and returned to the KOCOTF.  The packet must be complete prior to the case being reviewed by the KOCOTF committee.

  • Application
  • Personal Financial Responsibility Form (including three consecutive pay stubs or the most recent IRS tax return)
  • Release of Information
  • Verification of application for public assistance, i.e., Medicaid, SSI, CHIP, etc., is required.  The Denial or Acceptance letter may be provided.

Review by the KOCOTF Committee of the financial and health information.  A determination to grant assistance is made by the Committee.  In some cases, the family is granted access to the full amount or a partial amount.

The submitted Personal Financial Responsibility (PFR) form is used to determine the financial responsibility for repayment of the interest-free loan to the KOCOTF.

The responsible party signs a contract which includes repayment guidelines.

Once the contract has been processed, transplant related expenses may be submitted to the KOCOTF for payment by the fund.


Title 26B Chapter 1 Part 4: Kurt Oscarson Children's Organ Transplant Coordinating Committee

R398. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Children with Special Health Care Needs
Rule R398-30 - Children's Organ Transplants opens in a new tab


How to Donate

Directly to the Fund

Mail your check or money order to:
Kurt Oscarson Children’s Organ Transplant Fund (KOCOTF)
PO Box 144610
Salt Lake City UT 84114-4610

Please make the check or money order out to the KOCOTF. All donations to the KOCOTF are tax deductible.

Utah State Tax Return

You may voluntarily donate to the Kurt Oscarson Children’s Transplant Fund on your Utah State tax return.

For more information click on the following link: http://incometax.utah.gov/contributions opens in a new tab.

Allyson Gamble Organ Donation Contribution Fund

The Department of Health, Chrildren with Special Health Care Needs, contracts with Donor Connect to promote and support organ donations, maintain and operate a statewide organ donation registry and provide donor awarness education throughout the State of Utah.
If you are interested in becoming an organ donor or want more information about organ donation, Please contact:

Mark Dixon, Director
Public Education/Public Relations
Main: (801) 273-2957
Direct: (801) 273-2957
6065 S Fashion Blvd., Ste 125
Murray, UT 84107

Contact us


Utah Department of Health and Human services
Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Kurt Oscarson Children’s Organ Transplant Fund (KOCOTF)
195 North 1950 West
PO Box 144610
Salt Lake City UT 84114-4610


Monday thru Friday - 8 am to 5 pm
phone number (385) 310-5238