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Online registration for the Friend’s of Patients at the NIH’s annual golf tournament, Monday, April 29th is open! If you missed our 2023 event...please be sure to sign up early as we expect to sell out this year due to popular demand! Continue Reading
Meet Chinonso and Joseph: Chinonso (Nonso) was born with sickle cell disease, an inherited disorder affecting red blood cells that leaves those afflicted in cycles of pain and in-and-out of hospitals. A documentary film sparked Nonso’s path to life-changing treatment: she watched the "The G Word with Adam Conover" episode ‘Disease’ that featured the NIH and the breakthrough procedure… Continue Reading
Meet Zander and his mom Adriana Housing and incidentals support from Friends filled the gap between what Zander’s research protocol would cover and what the family would need to fulfill the transplant requirements. Continue Reading
We are excited to announce our 5th apartment! Our local housing program provides a home away from home for patients and their caregiver. Cancer and Sickle Cell transplant patients are required to stay near the NIH for at least 100 days post transplant for follow up care. Thanks to the support of our generous donors and sponsors, we are able to provide a… Continue Reading
GIVING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2023 AND BEYOND Together We Give Today is #GivingTuesday, the International Day of Giving. A day when you can make a difference for brave NIH patients and their families. With your help, we will be able to keep patients in clinical trials, further medical research and support those most in need. Donate Now There are several ways to… Continue Reading
Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors! We appreciate all of our Generous Sponsors! Continue Reading
2023 HOPE Award Recipients We are thrilled to announce our 2023 HOPE award recipients! Mr. Jerry Sachs, currently the Vice President of the Friends at NIH board and he served as president of the board in 2017 and 2018. John Tisdale, M.D. is a physician scientist who has spent his career working with Sickle Cell Disease. Continue Reading
Announcing our newest patient support program “Fridays with Ana and Friends” Announcing our newest patient support program "Fridays with Ana and Friends" As we welcome summer, we are excited to kick off our newest program bringing smiles to patients and caregivers. On May 5th, we presented our new patient wellness cart with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the NIH Clinical Center's 3NW and NE cancer units.… Continue Reading

Friends of Patients at the NIH is so grateful for your support that allows us to provide help to so many NIH patients.

 

As we continue the Season of Giving, we will be sharing videos and stories from our brave patients and researchers.

Our Heroes in Hope…

“We believe in the excellence of science at the NIH…we believe this is the best place to come”

 

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Hear from our patient heroes and the researchers who dedicate their work to finding a cure for Sickle Cell disease.

VIDEOS: Meet a few of Our Heroes in Hope

Funding Supports Patients in Many Different Ways

How Donations are Used

When you give to Friends of Patients at the NIH your support can go to help patients in a variety of ways.
Whatever need they have, we work to support them. Here are some of the ways we have assisted patients in the past.
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Thankful board member and NIH patient, Mr. Jerry Sachs

Jerry Sachs is a man with a mission. As a patient at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center for 40+ years, Jerry is passionate about giving back to the NIH.

“There isn’t enough I can do to show my appreciation for this treatment they have given me,” Jerry says.

Jerry wants donors to know that their donations make a difference helping to keep patients in many life-saving trials is critical for their well-being and also furthers medical science.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

As we continue into 2024, we ask for your continued support. Patients are coming back to the NIH clinical center for ground-breaking, life-saving treatments.

A donation from you can mean so much to one of our patients who is looking for transportation assistance or lodging to continue or start their protocols. Please, make a gift today. It’s only though your generosity that we are able to help.
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Your generosity is greatly appreciated by those we helped in 2023 and those we will support in 2024.

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17-year-old Dixon

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.

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