Former MU coach who helped create state’s organ donor registry in need of transplant again

FOX 6 | Tim Van Vooren

MILWAUKEE — About a dozen years after receiving a second chance at life and becoming an advocate for organ donation, a familiar face to Marquette University basketball fans is fighting a new battle.

At the age of 50, Trey Schwab finds it easy to take stock of his life.

“It’s been really full. My goal growing up when I was a young coach — I wanted to coach in the NBA and I got there at a really young age, still in my 20s. Moved to Marquette, and when you’re a college coach, your goal is always to get to the Final Four and win a national championship. We got half of that done,” Schwab said.

And then there’s the next entry on his resume — work with the UW Hospitals Organ and Tissue Donation program — work that helped lead to the state of Wisconsin establishing a donor registry in 2010. Continue reading
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