Dr Charles Drew

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Birthday
3, 1904
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Apr 1, 1950 (45)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1904
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Apr 1, 1950 (45)

About

African American surgeon who created the first blood bank, which saved thousands of lives during World War II. Without his revolutionary work the American Red Cross Blood Bank would never exist.

Before Fame

He won a scholarship to Amherst College through his athletic prowess.

Trivia

He protested against the practice of racial segregation in the donation of blood, as it lacked scientific foundation, and he was fired because of it.

Family Life

He got married to Minnie Lenore Robbins, a professor of Home Economics at Spelman college, in 1939 and had three daughters and one son.

Associated With

He is a famous surgeon, much like Rene Geronimo Favaloro.