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The Kidney Whisperers
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4731 N.E. Stallings Drive
The Event
A community wide educational event focusing on all aspects of kidney disease from pre-ESRD to End-of-Life.
Location & Address
Hotel Fredonia Convention Center, 200 North Fredonia Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961 936-564-1234
Nacogdoches DCI’s event was instrumental in truly providing 40 acts of service to the community. We had 40 partners join us at the Hotel Fredonia Convention Center. Each partner provided some sort of service to the community. The services included BMI checks, bone density checks, blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, HIV testing, blood donations, educational poster sessions, LRD and recipient, foot checks, information regarding local resources, applications for local resources, education on all ESRD modalities including home hemo, transplant and PD, Network representation, cooking demonstrations, CKD nutrition, CKD social services, and many others. We had three radio stations provide live remotes and had all day coverage of the event. There were four major focuses of this event:PreESRD, Access/Fistula First, Early Referrals for Nephrology Care, Resource Education and Access to Local Resources The major accomplishment of this event was creating awareness of CKD, risk factors and early intervention for the Rural East Texas general population as well as local medical professionals. The event had approximately 150 people actually participate in person in one way or another, but more importantly the media coverage for the day reached untold numbers of people. A secondary accomplishment was the blood drive. There were 13 donors who contributed to saving 36 lives. All in all, we believe the Nacogdoches DCI 40 Acts of Service was a success. The seeds of service are planted, the community knows DCI is a service organization and DCI Nacogdoches has a network of partners with which we can continue to work to improve the quality of life for those affected by CKD.
Date & Time
April 25, 2011, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
For More Information
Debbie Gove at DCI Nacogdoches, 936-569-9900

Full details and program guidelines are posted on www.dciinc.org and the DCI intranet. Acts of Service must be coordinated by DCI employees. All DCI employees are welcome to participate. * Award money received from winning the online competition for "Best Act of Service" is to be used for DCI clinic educational purposes. For example: Paying for staff education courses, funding Pre-ESRD courses, or to purchase educational items to be used in the clinic.

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