Charles Drew

outstanding physician, Charles Drew, found a method to store blood plasma. Born
into an African American family, Charles faced rejection but overcame many
obstacles, and became the first African American to earn his doctorate degree
from Columbia ( editors). Charles learned and worked with blood in
order to save others (Garstecki).

            Charles Drew, the oldest kid among
the middle- class family, was born on June 3, 1904 in Washington D.C.
( editors, editors) of six (Salas).  His father, Richard Drew, was a carpet layer
and his mother, Nora Burrell, was a teacher ( editors). Charles
showed amazing athletic capabilities in football, basketball, swimming, and
track ( editors). He shined in both the classrooms and on the
field ( editors). Charles graduated in 1922 (Salas) and went to
college off a sports scholarship ( editors).

Charles became interested in medicine and helping
people after his sister, Elsie, had died from an illness (Garstecki). Charles
received his bachelor’s degree at Amherst ( editors). Because
Charles did not have enough money for college he decided to become an athletic
and biography instructor at Howards University ( editors, editors). Charles registered at McGill medical school in Canada
and got accepted (Nelson). From Charles’s doctorate thesis “Banked Blood”, he
was able to receive his doctorate degree ( editors). Charles
went to Columbia University for more studies and got his Doctor of Medical
Science degree making him the first African American to do this
( editors). After college Charles became a mind-blowing,
astonishing, physician, medical researcher, and a surgeon (
editors, editors). Charles fell in love with Minnie Lenore
Robbins while at a conference and got married on September, 23 1939
( editors). Charles became a father, when his wife had two
kids ( editors). Willing to do anything to save people’s lives, Charles
invented a unique way to process, save plasma and do blood transfusions, preventing
thousands of people from dying ( editors).  Charles supervised the “Blood for Britain”
project, supporting residents and British soldiers who were in need of body
fluid during World War II ( editors). Because of his
hard-work, brains, and diligence, Charles created two of the first blood banks
( editors).

            After all of Charles major
accomplishments, he went to be a professor at Howards University (
editors). Shortly afterwards Charles became the first African Examiner for the
American board of surgery and a leading surgeon at Freeman’s hospital (
editors). Charles won “the highest and noblest achievement” for all the amazing
conversions and adjustments he made to the medical field (
editors.). After driving to a meeting with 3 workers in Burlington, South
Carolina, Charles Drew faced a brutal car crash, on April 1, 1950
( editors, editors).