This Season of Giving:
Please consider supporting Friends of Patients at the NIH

WHY CHOOSE FRIENDS for your year-end giving or Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Dollars?

It’s simple – three big reasons!

#1 FRIENDS provides housing, transportation and support
for essential expenses to NIH patients and families, like 14-year-old Jackson and his mother Julia.

#2 FRIENDS is an NIH charity located in the NIH Clinical Center, the nation’s largest research hospital. Supporting Friends furthers research.

#3 TOGETHER we can save lives and support cures that benefit us all.

For the CFC, go to and contribute to Friends of Patients at the NIH CFC#85994

Wrap Gifts and Holiday Cheer to Benefit Two Good Causes

Friends of Patients at the NIH & Special Love

Join us — as individuals or corporate volunteers —
in the ten days leading up to Christmas at our Holiday Gift Wrap Center at Westfield Montgomery Mall for a fun and meaningful time!

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We’re open starting December 14 thru Christmas Eve.
Shifts are Sat. and Sun
8:45 am to 12:30 pm
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Mon – Fri:
11 am to 2 pm
2 pm to 5 pm
5 pm to 8 pm

Christmas Eve:
8:45 am to 12 pm
12 pm to 3:30 pm
3:30 pm to 7 pm


Shop till you drop and benefit Friends of Patients at the NIH.

Simply go to and select Friends of Patients at the NIH as your charity. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization.

Do it for all your holiday shopping and there’s no cost to you but we benefit!


Help Friends at NIH
Support Patients, like Amber and Dixon.



Amber, 8, has GAN, a rare degenerative neurological disease. Friends of Patients at the NIH, helped pay the mortgage of Amber’s family to relieve financial stress so both parents could be with her at the NIH while she was in an experimental study. Amber’s medical team at the NIH is attempting to not only to arrest the disease, but repair the damage.

They are doing this by placing a good gene into a “virus envelope” and injecting it into the spinal fluid. The hope is that it will float throughout the nervous system and replace the damaged gene where needed. Her medical team and her parents are optimistic that the treatment is going well.



Friends of Patient at the NIH provided support to 17-year-old Dixon and his family last year when he came to the NIH seeking a stem cell transplant for Sickle Cell Disease.

Dr. John Tisdale, his physician, who has pioneered this experimental treatment, says it is safe to say Dixon is cured! What great words for Dixon’s family to hear!

Initially, Dixon’s father, Leonard, took him and his older sister, Flavia, to India from their native country of Uganda. Both children had Sickle Cell Disease.

The family could only afford treatment for one child at a time, so Flavia told her little brother, “You go first.” Unfortunately, Flavia died waiting for medicine.

When Dixon’s father heard about this treatment in the United States, he resolved to do everything possible to save Dixon’s life. Hear Dixon’s story in his own words, meet his father and the physician/researcher, Dr. John Tisdale.


Please help us help provide emergency financial support to many more NIH patients in clinical trials, like Dixon.



Give a Gift to Many… and Enjoy a Tax Break

Friends of Patients at the NIH is a 501c3 charitable organization. Your gift that means the world to patients and their families is tax deductible.

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We help patients take care of their essential needs so they can focus on healing.

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