About Joshua Abbott

Josh Abbott

Joshua Abbott was a lung transplant recipient who championed the cause of organ and tissue donation. To the legislature, he became the face of all those needing transplants. Josh became an organ transplant recipient at age 29 and an organ donor at age 30. He died in 2006, 11 months after receiving a double lung transplant due to complications from an illness. Josh had been critically ill for many years and nearly died before his transplant. If his wait for a transplant had been shorter, it is possible he would be alive and well today. Josh’s parents are champions for the cause of organ and tissue donation and work diligently to inform others about the desperate need for life saving transplants.

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