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Former NBA guard Nate Robinson is currently facing a critical health challenge, requiring a potentially life-saving organ transplant. Robinson has been grappling with kidney failure for several years and has disclosed that without a new kidney, his life expectancy is limited. In 2021, he decided to publicly share his health battle, aiming to advocate for those struggling with similar illnesses and to rally support for improved health outcomes.

This week, Robinson said his search for a new kidney continues.

“I know that I don’t have long if I can’t get a kidney,” Robinson told Mail Sport. “I know I’m not going to have long to live. So I just want to make the best of it as much as I can.”

Robinson said he goes through dialysis daily.

“Some people’s body reject dialysis. And thank God that mine accepts it and I can live… if I didn’t go to dialysis, I wouldn’t live probably longer than a week or two. So it’s serious, can’t miss a day. I go in for four hours, three days a week, four hours a day. And they clean my blood to get my toxins out. And they help me out a lot because that’s how I’m living.”

Robinson additionally mentioned that his health ordeal has led to a newfound perspective on life.

“I just thank God for every opportunity that’s happened in my life. Even with these kidneys situations, because it’s gotten me to slow down a lot, where I can take time to appreciate life itself,” Robinson said during the “The OGs” podcast.

“You know dealing with this situation with my kidneys man, it’s opened my eyes to where you know I can talk about it and help others. If I was a high school kid going through something like this, it would be scary, and I wouldn’t know how to cope or deal with something like this… you know I can be somebody’s reason to keep fighting and keep going.”