Join Friends of Patients at the NIH #BeBrave

Patients, doctors and researchers of the National Institutes of Health work together tirelessly to test new treatments and seek medical breakthroughs. They give their all every day in the hope that their efforts will give again – in the form of new treatments and discoveries that could benefit each of us and generations yet to come.

This bravery is the heartbeat of the NIH. Even at a time when our country faces deep divisions and polarizing debate, the spirit of the NIH is something we can all celebrate – something that brings us together in the name of humanity and our shared future.

Support these incredible people and honor a brave person in your life.

Discovery’s First in Human:

First in Human is a documentary series capturing the real-life experiences of patients and their families, doctors, and researchers at the NIH Clinical Center.

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August 10th, 17th & 24th  9 pm ET/PT on Discovery

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The Friends of Patients at the National Institutes of Health provides hope by giving emotional and financial support to patients receiving groundbreaking and life-saving treatments at the NIH.


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