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May 22, 2014

By Request Extra: Seth Kushner Bone Marrow Drive Announced For Wednesday At JHU Comic Books

imageThis is the kind of thing where the word seems more important than trusting people find out about it in the forthcoming events section, so let me make it a post six days in advance and I hope if you're in the region you'll consider turning out or otherwise joining a registry.

The PR:
Our great friends over at Hang Dai Studios will be joining us for a fantastic signing event with Dean Haspiel (The Fox, American Splendor), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect) and Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds).

Along with celebrating Dean Haspiel's art in FF #5, which hits the same day, it is also World Blood Cancer Day. Seth Kushner (SCHMUCK, Leaping Tall Buildings), a great comic writer, photographer and artist, and friend Dean and us at JHU, has been diagnosed with Leukemia. As he awaits a marrow donor, we thought it would be a perfect time to host a bone marrow drive.

Delete Blood Cancer is going to be here, swabbing and informing folks on how being a donor works. (More on that below!) Even if we don't find a match for Seth at our event, there are millions of others that 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!



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 this chart

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:
* heart disease/surgery
* 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

JHU Comic Books
32 East 32nd St, New York, New York 10016
We wish the best for this event and for Mr. Kushner. Here's a link that's not here if that will help you disseminate this.
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