Campaign aims to grow donor list
Emily Barnes, [email protected]
This month, locals can make a small donation to support organ donation at a local Valvoline Express Care Center as part of a nationwide campaign, thanks in large part to the vision of local organ recipient Scott Rider.
Rider, who operates the Take 10 Oil, Inc., Valvoline Express Care Center location on Ennis Avenue, received a liver transplant in 2008 after a decades-long battle with hepatitis. His illness began with a tainted blood transfusion after a car wreck at age 17 left him infected with hepatitis C.
Over the years, the illness progressed and claimed his liver, but his 2008 transplant and subsequent treatment over the last year have all but cured his hepatitis, he said.