Support the Friends

Support the Friends!

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine is proud to support a national treasure—the National Library of Medicine. The Library is an institution relied upon by medical professionals and consumers around the world for up-to-date information on diseases, conditions, drugs, treatment options, and healthy living—all offered on-line, 24 hours a day.

Your help extends the Library’s capacity to serve the public in measurable ways:

  • NIH MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site and magazine for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, NIH MedlinePlus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in many languages, anytime, anywhere, at no cost. The Friends of the National Library of Medicine make possible increased distribution of the magazine.
  • Mentoring in Medicine is a program that encourages students in underserved communities to consider healthcare careers. The Friends of the National Library of Medicine partners with the Library and Mentoring in Medicine to “turn dreamers into science and health professionals.”
  • The FNLM annual awards gala brings together more than 200 Library advocates from across the country for an evening to celebrate leadership in the discovery and delivery of health innovation. Each year the gala increases the impact of the Library, as exemplary award recipients are honored.
  • Conferences and symposia hosted by the Library are enhanced by the investments in hospitality provided by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.

Please review the options on the Supporter Form and help the FNLM today! Your gift of $50 or more will make a difference for our national treasure—the National Library of Medicine!

Please return the Supporter Form by mail or e-mail or make a gift securely on-line by clicking on the Donate button.

For more information, please call the office of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine at 202.679.9930 or send an e-mail to

Thank you!”