CHARLES DREW

blood plasma

Charles Drew was born on June 3, 1904 in Washington D.C. He excelled in academics and sports his graduate at studies at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was a honor student at McGill university in Montreal. Charles Drew researched blood plasma and transfusion in New York city. During his work at Columbia University where he made his discoveries relating to the preservation of blood. Charles Drew's system for the storing of blood plasma ( blood bank) revolutionized the medical profession. He also established the American Red cross blood bank. He directed the blood plasma programs of the United States and Great Britain in the world war II , but resigned after a ruling that the blood of African -Americans would be segregated. He won several medals for swimming in his elementary years, and later branched out to a football , basketball and other sports. After his fathers death, Drew returned to the United States. He became an instructor at Howard University medical school in 1935 the following year he did a surgery residence at Freemen's Hospital in Washington D.C . In 1938 drew received a Rockefeller fellowship to study at Columbia University and train at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

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