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“Tundra” Artist Chad Carpenter Creates Cartoon for Blood Bank of Alaska

Chad Carpenter's commissioned illustration for Blood Bank of Alaska

Chad Carpenter's commissioned illustration for Blood Bank of Alaska

PHOTO: Courtesy of Blood Bank of Alaska

Wasilla, Alaska – Blood Bank of Alaska teamed with local cartoonist Chad Carpenter of Tundra Comics to create artwork about “Donating Alaska Style.”

The print features two adventurers making their way through the wilderness—only to stumble upon what can only be described as a “suspicious” Alaska blood drive.

"I was thrilled to be a part of this project,” Carpenter said. “Donating blood is one of the easiest and most heroic things a person can do.”

Everyone who registers to donate blood during the Alaska State Fair, Aug. 23-Sept. 3, at Blood Bank of Alaska’s mobile drives or Anchorage centers will receive a free t-shirt with the cartoon.

Blood Bank of Alaska will have a blood drive from noon to 8 p.m. every day of the fair on the Purple Trail by the gate. Walk-ins are welcome. On average, blood donation takes 45 minutes to an hour. Donors should prepare for blood donation by eating well, drinking plenty of fluids and bringing an ID.

To donate at one of Blood Bank of Alaska’s centers, call (907) 222-5630 to make an appointment.

Blood Bank of Alaska has also featured Carpenter’s cartoon in a coloring page, a print and a poster. See the color page online: http://www.bloodbankofalaska.org/promotions/ColoringBookPage_ChadCarpenter.pdf

Every two seconds someone needs blood. Donating blood keeps our communities safe. “As a cartoonist, I, myself, have been the victim of many paper-cuts, and, believe me, there's been a couple times where I thought a transfusion was in my future,” Carpenter added.

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