The awesome people at Hang Dai Studios and JHU Comic Books in New York City are hosting a marrow drive on May 28.
As you may be aware, our friend Seth Kushner, a superb photographer and terrific writer, has leukemia. So the folks at Hang Dai are doing a signing event at one of our favorite comics shops.
The event will feature Dean Haspiel (The Fox, American Splendor), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect) and Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds). Along with celebrating Dean’s art in FF #5, which hits the same day, it is also World Blood Cancer Day.
Seth, who wrote the graphic novel Schmuck and is the co-creator of the comics history book, “Leaping Tall Buildings,” awaits a marrow donor, so JHU and Hang Dai thought it would be a perfect time to host a bone marrow drive.
Delete Blood Cancer is going to be there, swabbing and informing folks on how being a donor works. (More on that below!) Even if they don’t find a match for Seth at the event, there are millions of others who could use your help and you as their match!
Come out, get some comics, meet some great people and help out in the name of one of our great, talented friends!
JHU Comic Books
32 East 32nd St, New York, New York 10016
Facebook event page is here.
From Delete Blood Cancer:
We want to make sure that helping a patient get healthy won’t impact your health. Please review the following list of conditions. If you’re not sure about a condition, feel free to call us: 212-209-6700.
You are eligible to register if you are:
between the ages of 18 and 55
in general good health
at least 4’10” and 110 lbs
below the max weight listed for your height on the chart below
You are not eligible if you have:
Hepatitis B or C
Kidney or liver disease
Chronic or severe neck or back problems
Epileptic or other seizure within past year
Diabetes that requires medication
Sleep apnea, breathing problems or severe asthma (daily inhalers are acceptable)
Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia
Or a history of:
strokes, including TIA
blood clotting or bleeding disorders
cancer, with the exclusion of melanoma, breast, bladder, cervical (stage O, in situ) and cured localized skin cancers such as basal cell or squamous cell