Charles R. Drew was a great surgeon who introduced the concept of ‘blood bank’. Read further and learn about the profile, childhood, life and timeline of this great surgeon.
Charles R. Drew
Famous as: Surgeon
Born on: 03 June 1904 AD Famous 3rd June Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Gemini Famous Geminis
Born in: Washington, D.C.
Died on: 01 April 1950 AD
place of death: Burlington
father: Richard Drew
Spouse: Minnie Lenore Robbins
children: Charlene Drew Jarvis
education: Amherst College, Columbia University, McGill University, Dunbar High School, McGill University Faculty of Medicine
discoveries / inventions: Blood Banking; Blood Transfusions
Works & Achievements: Charles R. Drew developed the concept of blood bank. He also conducted many researches in the field of blood transfusion and invented improved techniques for storage of blood.
awards: Spingarn Medal
Charles Richard Drew was a famous American physician, surgeon and medical researcher, who is still remembered for his outstanding innovations and researches on blood transfusions. His innovative techniques for better blood storage and researches in blood transfusion helped saving several lives during the World War II. His innovations revolutionized the medical profession and inspired many medical aspirants to follow his path. He was the director of 'Blood for Britain', the first blood bank project organized in the year 1940 to help British civilians and soldiers. He also served as director of the American Red Cross Blood Bank, which was established by him. Though he had an untimely death at the age of 46, his contributions had significant impact in the field of medicine, and provided a strong base for the rest of the research in similar lines. Rightly referred to as the 'Father of the blood bank', this outstanding personality played a major role in organizing, conceiving and directing the first blood banking program in the history of America. Read further to know more about Charles Richard Drew.
CHARLES R. DREW TIMELINE
Charles Richard Drew was born on 3 June.
Joined McGill University, in Montreal, Canada.
Graduated and received the Medical Degree and the Master of Surgery Degree.
23 September, Charles got married to Minnie Lenore.
Acquired the Doctor of Medical Science degree.
Blood Transfusion Betterment Association in New York appointed Dr. Drew as director of the ‘Blood for Britain’ project.
He returned back to Howard University; served the position of Chief of staff and medical Director at the Freedmen’s Hospital.
Received several honors such as the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP
He was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Virginia State College and Amherst College.
1 April, Charles passed away.
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