February 2, 2024

Black History Month - Charles R. Drew

Charles R. Drew

June 3, 1904 - April 1, 1950

  • Discovered method for long-term storage of blood plasma
  • Organizaed America's first large-scale blood bank
  • His pioneering research and systematic developments in the use and preservation of blood plasma during World War II not only saved thousands of lives, but innovated the nation's blood banking process and standardized procedures for long-term blood preservation and storage techniques adapted by the American Red Cross

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Columbia University Celebrates Black History and Culture
American Chemical Society