LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Saint Barnabas Medical Center patient who is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week is currently seeking a living kidney donor.

Nick Sauter is a Little Falls resident who played football for Rutgers University from 1973 to 1977 and is a parishioner of the St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little Falls. He has three grandchildren that he would like to spend more time with in his retirement, but his kidneys have failed due to anti-inflammatory medications take to help with football-related injuries, and he spends three days a week in a medical center for treatment.

Sauter is a certified volunteer for the New Jersey Sharing Network and the Morris County Transplant Group, and was also very active with his church’s food pantry before he became too ill to continue his community service activities.

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According to his transplant coordinator, Donna Walton, “there is no greater feeling than knowing that you brought life to another human being.”

Sauter is currently listed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, and is an A- blood type for donation. However, his center does recognize paired donation through the Living Donor Kidney Exchange Program or Swap).

Call Walton at 973-322-5047 to be tested or click HERE to learn more. The more people who share, the more likely it is that Sauter will find a kidney so that he can stop dialysis, watch his grandchildren grow up and enjoy retirement with his wife and caregiver, Debbie.