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After Transplant, Former UConn Athlete Goes To Bat For Organ Donation | WTIC FOX CT

by Rich Coppola Sports Director

Former UConn baseball player Mike Galati was in dire need of a liver transplant. His teammate Jim Penders, now the Huskies’ baseball coach, offered to donate part of his, but he turned out not to be a match. Things weren’t looking good.

But then came a phone call in June 2013 that changed everything. Through friends and social media he was put in touch with the family of a Maryland judge, Hon. J. Michael Conroy, who had died suddenly of an aneurysm. He was a match. Surgeons went to work, and Mr. Galati, 37, has a new liver and is doing well.

Now Galati is working to help raise awareness about organ donation. To help the cause, click here to visit then type donatelife into the search field.

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