Kidney recipient celebrates kidney transplant and encourages others to become organ donors

HARRISON COUNTY, W. Va. (WDTV)-- Three years ago, Julia Jackson was going through rounds of dialysis and was very sick. Through the struggles of her illness, she did not give up. Jackson then received the call that changed her life forever. She was told she was receiving a new kidney. To this day, Jackson still remembers that moment when she received the call.

"I just ran through the house, waking everybody up, screaming and jumping," Jackson said.

"I lost it... I could not believe it."

Jackson now stays positive through her struggles and wants others to become organ donors so they can save people like her.

"They can save your life just by signing up," Jackson said.

For more information on how to sign up as an organ donor, you can find the link on the right side of this page.