A downloadable zine

A 16-page perzine about Hereditary Spherocytosis - also known as Minkowski-Chauffard Syndrome. What it is, what it's like to live with - and the resultant Splenectomy I had. Whilst not intended as a purely educational zine, whenever I searched it out in past years there wasn't much about it besides purely medical texts - so in case anyone is looking for a more frank, personal discussion of what it's like, here you go.

Content Warnings

  • Surgery
  • Blood
  • Needles, Injections
  • Strong language

Made for zine jam 2018.

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Tagsblood, hereditary-spherocytosis, medical, perzine, surgery, zine


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As a person who reacts strongly to medical stuff, this was a bit of a challenging read. But it was also really interesting! Thanks for sharing this frank discussion of your experiences. Glad it's helped you out, too!


This is really fascinating, and I'm glad you're feeling better! I have learned so very much about spleens.