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January 8, 2013

Jefferson Starship Guitarist Slick Aguilar Needs a Liver Transplant

Longtime Jefferson Starship guitarist Mark "Slick" Aguilar recently found out he has hepatitis C and that without a new liver he has a 50 percent chance of living for two more years.

The 58-year-old has played guitar with the band since 1992 and has started an online campaign to help him raise funds to pay for the expected bills. At the suggestion of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, who underwent a liver transplant 14 years ago, Aguilar is also moving to Florida, where the donor wait list is shorter than in his current home state of New Jersey.

His health ordeal has inspired Aguilar to implore other people in his age group to get checked for hepatitis C.

“Us baby boomers, you guys gotta get out there and just go in for a blood test,” he told KZEL Radio. “Next time you go see your doctor…let him draw some blood, because it is nothing compared to what I’ve been through and what I’m soon to go through with a liver transplant.”

If you’d like to donate to the fundraising campaign, visit IndieGoGo.com.

To read the ABC article, click here.

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