Hector Montes
Needs a Kidney

“I donated a kidney to my best friend’s sister in 2004.

Now my husband of five years needs a kidney and I don’t have a kidney to donate to him.

I am hoping for good karma to bring a kidney to him.”

I’m asking for your help to spread the word. If you want to help share the need for a donor with your friends and family, I would appreciate it. It’s possible that one of them, or someone they know, would be able to help Hector.

Hector has had Diabetes for over 30 years, and although well controlled, it has finally led to End-Stage Kidney Failure, and his kidneys have stopped working. 

Hector goes to dialysis from 4:30 am to 8:30 am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to stay alive. While your body and mine are constantly flushing toxins out of our bodies; Hector is basically only “urinating” (3) times a week. I’m glad he has dialysis to keep him alive but the dialysis process causes other health problems. 

His doctors say that his best chance for living a long time is to get a kidney transplant.

There are almost 100,000 people on the waitlist already. The waiting time for a kidney transplant in New York is 8 years. Hector could get a transplant within the next six months if someone decides to donate a kidney to him.  

The woman I donated to is Hispanic and I am Romanian. In 2004 five of us went to get our blood type tested to see if one of us was a match. I was the only one who was compatible. I went in on a Thursday and was discharged on Saturday and returned to work the next Friday.

Living donors don’t have to be biologically related to Hector.
Now the Living Donor Transplant process has advanced. Through the Paired Donation Program, if you are not a compatible match for Hector you can still help him receive a kidney. In the past, an incompatible pair had no alternative. The potential recipient simply stayed on the deceased donor waitlist. 

The National Kidney Registry Paired Donation exchange, is an option that matches incompatible donor-recipient pairs with other pairs, and they “exchange” donors.

You can donate near your home and there is financial assistance.

Hector’s medical insurance pays for both the Donor’s and Hector’s medical bills.

If you want to find out more about becoming a Kidney Donor and helping Hector, you can click on this LINK(or button below)and you can be pre-screened as a potential donor or you can call Weill Cornell Medical Center Transplant Center at 212-746-3099 and tell them you want to find out more about donating a kidney to HECTOR MONTES.

Hoping and Praying for good Karma……

– Elizabeth Barlow Montes


Hector and Elizabeth Barlow Montes

The Benefits of Living Kidney Donation


More From Information about Kidney Donation