the children of our world die needlessly and without
hope, a piece of us dies with them whether we know
it or not. And when we help just one to live, we
find a small piece of immeasurable, indescribable
--Mark A. Kroeker
Welcome to WCTF.org
The World Children's Transplant Fund
(WCTF), is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization dedicated to
the development of pediatric transplantation around the world. Lack of financing for the transplant
operations, and especially for post-operation treatment, is one
of the major problems in every country.
What WCTF Does
Raises funds to establish
pediatric transplant centers in the countries that do not have them.
Helps the existing transplant centers finance operations on children.
Helps purchase necessary equipment and drugs for the transplant
Helps organize appropriate training for the transplant surgeons and
Helps organize organ donation campaigns.
Our mission is to provide
the opportunity for life-saving organ transplants to children of the
world. Now, we need your support to help these many children. Costs vary
as each transplantation is unique. Minimally, however, a family trying
to save the life of their child is looking at an immense financial
You Can Help! As we move further into the 21st century, we
are looking forward to the day when the opportunity for life-saving
organ transplants to children of the world is the norm, not the
exception. This requires your help. Your kindness will be remembered in the
smile of a child. Please
Carroll Shelby Remembered
World Children’s Transplant Fund Board of
Directors and friends mourn the loss of
Carroll Shelby our friend and ally in the
cause of life saving pediatric organ
transplantation. Carroll was honored by the
WCTF with the Global Partners Award at the
2011 Global Partners Dinner.
In addition to his legendary
life in the world of automotive racing,
engineering and manufacturing, Carroll faced
many challenges of his own and turned these
into bright achievements to save the lives
of others. Many children are alive today
because of his selflessness and persevering
To name just one, Carroll,
through the Carroll Shelby Foundation,
helped save the life of Amela Kovacevic a
young girl from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Amela was dying of idiopathic cirrhosis and
was without hope. Due to Carroll’s personal
intervention, she was transplanted and is
alive and well today with children of her
own. Click here
for Amela’s story.
We join Carroll’s family,
friends and colleagues around the world in
saying farewell to a global treasure and
giant of a man whose presence among us will
be missed in inestimable ways.
How You Can Help
Become a Financial Donor
Contributions to WCTF are tax-deductible. You may donate by
mailing your contribution to WCTF at the address on our
contact page or by
using PayPal's secure payment gateway to send a
If you would like to make a contribution online,
you may do so quickly and easily through PayPal's secure payment
gateway. Click the Donate button at the left.
Major credit cards are accepted, and you are not required
to create a PayPal account to complete the process. You will
be redirected to WCTF.org after the transaction.
To specify a particular project for your
donation, please indicate so during the payment process.
Become a Volunteer
for individual volunteer opportunities.
Become an Organ Donor
“Each organ and tissue donor saves or improves
the lives of as many as 50 people. Giving the ‘Gift of Life’
may lighten the grief of the donor's own family. Many donor
families say that knowing other lives have been saved helps
them cope with their tragic loss.”
WCTF Hosts Partners Dinner
annual Global Partners Awards Dinner to benefit
the World Children’s Transplant Fund (WCTF) will
be held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel -
Starview Room on May 9, 2012.
WCTF Hosts Fundraising Dinner
WCTF is hosting a
dinner to welcome and honor Dr. Gegham Poghosyan
and Dr. Davit Dallakyan, who are visiting from
Armenia for six months of training in pediatric
liver transplantation. [more]
WCTF Partners with USC
WCTF is providing funding for Dr. Gegham
Poghosyan and Dr. Davit Dallakyan, both of
Armenia, to receive specialized pediatric
transplant training at the USC University
Hospital in Los Angeles. [more]
WCTF Project Mexico
The World Children’s
Transplant Fund just began “Project Mexico” in
2009. The team has visited the Guadalajara area,
met with a Hospital Director and Transplant
Surgeons in Mexico, and visited Mexican
Hospitals at various socio-economic levels. [more]