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Nutritional Supplement Program

Protein supplements are provided to low income dialysis patients and dispensed by Dietitians in dialysis centers. The needed protein has a positive effect on blood levels Which are monitored in patients. The supplements provided by this program help provide "quality of life" via better health both physically and mentally.

Pediatric Nephrology Program

Coastal Bend Kidney Foundation provides several sub-programs and services through the Kidney Center at Driscoll Children's Hospital. These include the provision of dialysis machines designed especially for young patients. Financial facilitation of summer camp at Camp Aranzazoo for children with kidney disease. Purchase of special items for the campers and the underwriting of all extra off campus activities. CBKF has provided capital items for the Kidney Center such as a training pathology microscope and specialized patient tracking computers for physicians. Coastal Bend Kidney Foundation proudly co-sponsored the first South Texas Transplant Symposium in 2008 and will co¬sponsor the Transplant Symposium planned for March 2010.

Education and Research

The 2008 South Texas Transplant Symposium was proudly co-sponsored by Coastal Bend Kidney Foundation. Again in 2010 the Transplant Symposium will be co-sponsored by Driscoll Children's Hospital and CBKF. The Symposium will draw physicians and medical researchers from all over the world. CBKF has made it possible for doctors at Driscoll Children's Hospital to present their research findings to other symposia around the world.


Coastal Bend Kidney Foundation hosts two or three Charitable Bingo sessions every week at Weber Bingo located at 5714 Weber Road. Income from Bingo is an important part of our overall budget. In addition to Bingo, CBKF sponsors the D&C Pride of Texas Shows carnival twice a year. A percentage of the proceeds taken at the door are donated to our Foundation. Generous individual donations are also a very appreciated part of our income. Grant solicitation is on-going for our organization. Funds awarded from grant requests are held in a "trust" account and used exclusively for the Programs and Services for which they are intended.