Jefferson County health officials are trying to encourage residents, particularly those in the African American community, about the importance of organ donation.
Officials say the need in the black community has reached a crisis level. And no one knows that better than Julius Harrison who was on dialysis for eight years before he received an organ transplant.
Jefferson County health officials are hoping more African Americans will consider organ donation.
Jefferson County residents will get a chance to learn more about organ donation on January 28 at the Hearts and Soul kick off being held at Howard Middle School.