Charles Drew

Surgeon who revolutionized the field of blood transfusions.

Dr. Charles Drew was born in Washington D.C., in 1904. Growing up he had two major interests: sports and biology. He played football and studied biology at Amherst College. He also taught biology and coached football, after graduating, at Morgan State University. Morgan State University is an HBCU.

After saving for medical school, Charles Drew became a surgeon and medical researcher. His research improved the way to store blood so that could be used to save lives during blood transfusions. 

During WWII, doctors saved many lives because of Dr. Charles Drew’s research. As one of the most well-known figures in the medical field, Charles Drew protested racial segregation in blood donation. 

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