The First Patient in a Unique Research Study

by Aubrey Rumore John, 22, from San Antonio, TX, is the first and only patient enrolled in a groundbreaking treatment protocol for Aplastic Anemia at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. He remembers well the day he was diagnosed. It was the fall of 2015. He was on his way to his little […]

Be a Volunteer for Research at the NIH

Do you know that the NIH Clinical Center recruits healthy volunteers to participate in research studies? Healthy participants play a key role in the development of new drugs and treatments. They provide researchers with important information for comparison with people who have specific illnesses. Every year nearly 3,500 healthy volunteers participate in research studies at […]

Friends’ 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Argyle Country Club: May 17, 2018.

SAVE THE DATE! For Friends’ 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Argyle Country Club: May 17, 2018. Join us for a fun day on the links for a wonderful cause! Play golf on a premier course while enjoying a continental breakfast, barbecue lunch, refreshments, awards and VIP guest speakers! Sponsorships are available: please call (301) […]

The Waiting List for Friends’ Apartments is Growing!

In 2017, Friends at NIH provided families 859 NIGHTS in our apartments near the NIH Clinical Center. At average per diem rates of hotels in the area, this saved families, $128,850! Housing support is more than 60% of our program services provided to patients and their families. The need is great and the waiting list […]

A Diagnosis at Last

Heather struggled with chronic illness and multiple hospitalizations for five years. But her doctors couldn’t figure out what was behind the 45-year-old Connecticut woman’s many unpredictable symptoms, which took both a physical and emotional toll and robbed her of her job security. But last fall, Heather’s hematologist reached out to a colleague at the National […]

Touching Lives and Making a Difference!

Happy Holidays Friends! Upon his diagnosis with a malignant brain tumor, Mykyta, 40 years old, from Chicago, came to the NIH Clinical Center seeking treatment. Throughout the course of Mykyta’s battle, his wife, Yuliya, has been by his side. Friends of Patients at the NIH, with your support, placed the Ukrainian couple in a nearby […]

The Gift of Enjoying a Break

Friends at NIH provides emergency financial support in many forms to patients and families facing medical crises. Less talked about but equally essential to patients and caregivers’ mental health are breaks and outings that many of us take for granted –an evening dinner at a restaurant, a shopping trip, a movie or a sports event. […]

A First Time Ever Treatment For A Medical Mystery

“Every day there are nearly 100 people working to guarantee that everything goes the right way,” Dr. Andrea Lisco, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reminds his patient, Clifford, to boost his morale. As with many of the medical enigmas faced by the NIH, finding answers for 37-year-old Clifford, from Baton Rouge, […]

Amazing words for a parent to hear!

Hello Friends, “I think we can safely say Dixon is cured,” Dr. John Tisdale recently told Dixon’s father, Leonard. What amazing words for a parent to hear from his son’s doctor! 17-year-old Dixon is one the young brave patients, treated in an experimental study at the National Institutes of Health, that Friends of Patients at […]

The Season of Giving

From Nov 2017 Newsletter… Join us this giving season to help patients and their families and make tomorrow’s life-saving treatments happen today. Friends of Patients at the NIH partners with patients and researchers to turn HOPE INTO DISCOVERY AND DISCOVERY INTO CURES Friends at NIH provides emergency financial and emotional support to patients in experimental […]

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