How YOU can Help Critically-ill Patients

From October 2017 Newsletter Consider becoming a volunteer. Drop us a note and let us know how you’d like to share your talents and time to help patients and we’ll share ideas about how you can help. Friends welcomes individual and corporate team volunteers. Consider looking ahead and making Friends at NIH a part of […]

A Sister’s Gift of Life

Destiny’s journey to the NIH for treatment was not easy. This 20-year-old from Montgomery, Alabama was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, GATA 2 deficiency. GATA 2 is a gene that makes a protein that plays a role in regulating cells in the bone marrow to make red and white blood cells and platelets. But […]

The President of The Board Explains How The NIH Saved His Life

   I’m not certain if you are aware, but, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had my life saved by physicians at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) not once, but several times. As you might imagine, I am passionate about the research that goes on daily at the NIH – that saves lives and […]

Dr. Steven Rosenberg – Immunotherapy Pioneer

The NIH’s Dr. Steven Rosenberg – Pioneering Researcher, Surgeon, Mentor and Mensch Decades ago, Dr. Steven Rosenberg was the first to show that immunotherapy – harnessing the body’s own immune system to kill cancer cells – could work. Since then, he has been at the center of efforts to advance this fast-emerging field to the point where […]

Board Member Knows the NIH’s Success with Rare Diseases First-Hand

In the 1960s when I was a kid, we lived just a few blocks from the National Institutes of Health. My Dad walked to work. He was a clinical cancer researcher, and had a lab and office in Building 10, also known as the Clinical Center. Whenever I visited Dad, it was always with a […]

A Patient Turned Impassioned Volunteer

My name is Sarah Rosenfeld and I’m an NIH patient and volunteer. I’m passionate about paying forward the amazing gift of care and life that my dedicated NIH doctors and researchers have given to me.  I’m working to support patients through Friends of Patients at the NIH because I know how incredibly scary and isolating […]

A Board Member’s Commitment to Friends at NIH

There’s a hidden treasure in our country that I’m proud to introduce you to — the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center where life-saving therapies are being discovered through clinical trials. Every one of the thousands of patients seen here each year is part of a clinical trial — meaning they have exhausted traditional medical […]

A Board Member’s Tribute to Brave Patients

I have been involved with an incredible charity for several years, “The Friends of Patients at the NIH”. This year, the role of this organization has become more important than ever before, with so much uncertainty about the future of funding for the clinical research at the NIH – which has led to the discovery […]

A Mother’s Tribute to Her Son

On the rooftop of our building, I see the lights of  a national gem two blocks away — the National Institutes of Health (NIH), our country’s largest research hospital.   From this distance, it’s hard to fathom the breadth of activity going on each day in experimental trials. As you walk through hallways with patients’ rooms and […]

A Board Member’s Tribute to Her Mother

I have been involved with the Friends of Patients at the NIH for several years, as a member of the Board of Directors and as a volunteer. This year, the role of this organization has become more important than ever before, with so much uncertainty about the future of funding for the clinical research at […]

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