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. Below are some of the ways we have assisted patients in the past.

Diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) at 6 months

Meet 12 yr old Amir… this brave young man was diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) at 6 months. He was first treated at the NIH in 2011. He came back to the NIH in August 2021 for hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Friends of Patients at the NIH is so grateful for your support that […]

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 first received treatment for […]

Join the movement & give back, Tuesday November 30, 2021

Dear Friend of Friends, Mark your calendars! We are proud to announce that once again, Friends of Patients at the NIH will be participating in Giving Tuesday on November 30th. Giving Tuesday is a powerful National Day of Giving, raising funds and generating awareness after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This date will kick off […]

Thank you Golfers! Enjoy the Photos of the Day

A beautiful day was had by all at our 13th annual golf tournament held at Manor Country Club !
Thank you for participating in our tournament to support NIH patients and families.

Thank You! Sponsors at the Friends 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Our golf tournament is THIS Monday. Come on out and join us, won’t you? There’s still time. Purchase a ticket or make a donation to our work. Learn more about our sponsors!

Welcome to our first patient in our new ”Cure Sickle Cell Initiative” program apartment

With the help of the Friends of Patients of the NIH, Jennifer Nsenkyire and her mother, Rose, currently live in a fully furnished apartment in Bethesda, MD, while NIH treats and observes her following a second transplant. Jennifer, originally from Ghana, has suffered from sickle cell anemia from birth. She moved to the United States […]

Support Sickle Cell Patients through Friends of Patients at the NIH Fund

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with NHLBI to support the “Cure Sickle Cell Initiative”. On August 1, 2021, Friends of Patients at the NIH will welcome our first patient to The Elm in Bethesda, MD. We will be providing a home away from home for patients to recover post transplant and advance the […]

Marla’s Journey to Recovery

It has been a long five-year battle for 38-year-old Marla. Marla has traveled nearly 3,000 miles from Ecuador to the NIH in order to receive treatment for diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a type of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Marla was attending medical school in 2015 to become an OB-GYN when she noticed that she was experiencing […]

The Work You Support

Jeremy*, a young man from Louisiana, came to the NIH with a rare immunodeficiency disorder early this year after spending time in a local hospital. Since Jeremy’s mother has been at the NIH with him as his caregiver, she has been unable to work. After exhausting all of her paid leave days and borrowing money […]

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