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 (Biography.com 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.
(Biography.com editors, thefamouspeople.com editors) of six (Salas).
His father, Richard Drew, was a carpet layerand his mother, Nora Burrell, was a teacher (Biography.com editors). Charlesshowed amazing athletic capabilities in football, basketball, swimming, andtrack (Biography.com editors). He shined in both the classrooms and on thefield (Biography.com 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 (Biography.com editors). BecauseCharles did not have enough money for college he decided to become an athleticand biography instructor at Howards University (thefamouspeople.com editors,Biography.com 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 (thefamouspeople.com editors). Charleswent to Columbia University for more studies and got his Doctor of MedicalScience degree making him the first African American to do this(thefamouspeople.com editors). After college Charles became a mind-blowing,astonishing, physician, medical researcher and the first African examiner forthe American board of surgery (thefamouspeople.com editors, Biography.comeditors).
Charles fell in love with Minnie Lenore Robbins while at a conferenceand got married on September, 23 1939 (thefamouspeople.com editors). Charlesbecame a father, when his wife had two kids (Biography.com 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 (thefamouspeople.com editors). Becauseof his hard-work, brains, and diligence, Charles created two of the first bloodbanks (Biography.