World Children's Transplant Fund  

"When 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 joy."

--Mark A. Kroeker
Founder, WCTF


Welcome to

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 hospitals.

  • Helps organize appropriate training for the transplant surgeons and coordinators.

  • 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 burden.

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 donate or volunteer.

Bob Mummey Wins Triathlon Run for Life 

To celebrate his 70th birthday, and in support of the WCTF, Board Member Bob Mummey competed in the Soma Triathlon in Tempe Arizona, a grueling 70.3 mile race. And he finished first in his class.

Friends family and web visitors supporters Bob and his efforts resulted in the raising of over 13,000 dollars.

Congratulations Bob, on your training, endurance and devotion. The children of our world thank you and applaud you for thinking of them. Bob urges web visitors to still make a donation by following the link below. It is never too late to be of help. 

Click here for more information about this event and how to donate. 


Carroll Shelby Remembered

Carroll Shelby RememberedThe 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 vision.

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 contribution.

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 after the transaction.

To specify a particular project for your donation, please indicate so during the payment process.

Become a Volunteer

Please contact us 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.” Visit:




WCTF Hosts Partners Dinner
The 2nd annual Global Partners Awards Dinner to benefit the World Children’s Transplant Fund (WCTF) was  held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel - Starview Room on May 9, 2012. [more].


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]


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