Oh we are at New York City Comic Con. So many people, its crazy, its chaotic, and it’s
awesome. Lots of bright costumes, loud noises, happy energetic people. I’m Jordan Segal, Im a donor recruitment coordinator for DKMS. So, today we’re auditioning for the role of a lifetime. We are registering people for the National Marrow Program. This is the epicenter of heroes, and so we figured this is the right place to come and try to find some real life heroes to sign up for the database. I mean everyone wants to be a superhero, I wanted to be Batman. This is an opportunity to really become one, to really sacrifice five minutes of your time to become a life saver. You walk in and it looks like you’re casting to be a superhero. It’s actually really calming, stepping out of the kind of fray that is on the showroom floor. it’s such an easy process. You know you enter your info, swab your cheek, good to go. And everybody was so friendly. I had no idea i was going to be doing this today, but I’m so happy that I did, because I could really be helping someone in need. And what better place to do it than New York Comic Con. We had Jack Sparrow in here earlier, he was swabbing up. We just had a wolf come by, we have Wonder Woman in there right now, we have King Arthur’s knights behind you. These are total strangers who’ve never heard of us before, who just have, you know, that thing in their heart where they want to be part of a bigger mission. They want to do something. They want to pay it forward. I have a superhero mentality, I’ve always been somebody, if i can help anyone I’m going to do it. It’s cool that we can take a minute of our time to just help out. I just registered to be a bone marrow donor. This is a very special event because just the pure diversity and the youthfulness of events like Comic Con, we need to diversify the registry because you’re more likely to match up with someone of the same ethnic background, and doctors are more likely to choose a younger donor. It’s super exciting just to be able to pull people in, really to provide them with an opportunity to do something that aligns with their moral code. These people love heroes, they love superheroes, they’ve been reading these comics their entire lives. And now we’re giving them a chance to be a hero themselves and we want to find as many heroes as we can.