Clinical Center News
October/November 2017

Pediatric patients trick-or-treat on Halloween; care providers join festivities in costume

Seven members of the pediatric unit dress as Troll dolls. One dresses as a bag of red blood cells
Employees from the pediatric unit dressed as Troll dolls — and, far left, one bag of red blood cells.

Two adults give candy to a child dressed as a ninja
A patient dressed as a LEGO Ninja receives treats from NIH Project SEARCH participants.

On Oct. 31, pediatric patients, joined by their siblings and families, traded in hospital gowns for Halloween costumes and marched through the NIH Clinical Center on a mission to fill their bags with candy. An army general, scarecrow, batgirl and even a very tiny Maleficent left the medical exams and the bedside behind to take part in the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating organized by the Clinical Center Rehabilitation Medicine Department, and supported by staff from The Childrens Inn at NIH.