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 for Sickle Cell Disease developed at NIH. A bone marrow transplant could be a cure.

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.

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. […]

Happy Hour and Guest speakers at Friends’ Golf Tournament 2023 !

We are thrilled to welcome our wonderful guest speakers! Please plan to stay after lunch for awards, drinks on the patio and a relaxing afternoon with our guest speakers and charity partners.  

Jennifer and her mom- our first patient and caregiver to stay at one of our two new sickle cell program apartments.


VIDEO: Jennifer and her mom- our first patient and caregiver to stay at one of our two new sickle cell program apartments.

Michael D. recovered from his transplant


VIDEO: Michael D. stayed with his family in one of Friends at NIH’s local apartments as he recovered from his transplant.

Meet Wunmi B. – Sickle Cell Transplant success story


VIDEO: Meet Wunmi B. – Sickle Cell Transplant success story

Friends at NIH -Cure Sickle Cell program- Heroes in Hope


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

September is Sickle Cell awareness month!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our 4th patient apartment at the Flats 8300 in Bethesda! With the support of generous donors we continue to grow our partnership with NHLBI to support the “Cure Sickle Cell Initiative” and provide much needed local housing.

Thank you to our partners at Bozzuto and Belfort Furniture

Thank you to our partners at Bozzuto and Belfort Furniture For helping us provide a beautifully furnished and comfortable home for our patients!

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