Dialysis patients are hoping to open their own dialysis unit on St. Croix, as efforts to restore and maintain a stable, secure unit on the island continue to drag.

On Friday, St. Croix resident and dialysis patient Angel Rivera, a member of the recently-formed Dialysis Support Group, appeared before the V.I. Legislature to make an impassioned case for action in the face of what he described as bureaucratic inaction.

— Contact A.J. Rao at 340-714-9104 or email ajrao@dailynews.vi.