Charles drew

Anoutstanding physician, Charles Drew, found a method to store blood plasma. Borninto an African American family, Charles faced rejection but overcame manyobstacles, and became the first African American to earn his doctorate degreefrom Columbia ( editors). Charles learned and worked with blood inorder to save others (Garstecki).            Charles Drew, the oldest kid amongthe 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 layerand his mother, Nora Burrell, was a teacher ( editors). Charlesshowed amazing athletic capabilities in football, basketball, swimming, andtrack ( editors). He shined in both the classrooms and on thefield ( editors). Charles graduated in 1922 (Salas) and went tocollege off a sports scholarship (Biography.

com editors). Charles became interested in medicine and helpingpeople after his sister, Elsie, had died from an illness (Garstecki). Charlesreceived his bachelor’s degree at Amherst ( editors). BecauseCharles did not have enough money for college he decided to become an athleticand biography instructor at Howards University ( editors, editors).

Charles registered at McGill medical school in Canadaand got accepted (Nelson). From Charles’s doctorate thesis “Banked Blood”, hewas able to receive his doctorate degree ( editors). Charleswent to Columbia University for more studies and got his Doctor of MedicalScience degree making him the first African American to do this( editors). After college Charles became a mind-blowing,astonishing, physician, medical researcher and the first African examiner forthe American board of surgery ( editors, Biography.comeditors).

Charles fell in love with Minnie Lenore Robbins while at a conferenceand got married on September, 23 1939 ( editors). Charlesbecame a father, when his wife had two kids ( editors). Willing todo anything to save people’s lives, Charles invented a unique way to process, saveblood plasma and do blood transfusions, preventing thousands of people fromdying (Biography.

com editors).  Charlessupervised the “Blood for Britain” project, supporting residents and British soldierswho were in need of blood during World War II ( editors). Becauseof his hard-work, brains, and diligence, Charles created two of the first bloodbanks (Biography.

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