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  • CHARLES DREW By Elizabeth DeBord and Louella Fields
  • COLLEGE MAN
    • Drew went to about 3 different colleges.
    • When he was studying at Columbia in the late 30’s he started researching the properties and preservation of blood plasma.
    • Soon he found efficient ways to process and store blood plasma.
    • Thus blood banks were born!
  • TIMELINE Drew was born June 3, 1904 in Washington, D.C. 1939 Drew married Minnie Lenore Robbins and had 4 kids together 1940 he finished his thesis “Banked Blood: A study in blood preservation 1941 Drew appointed supervisor of Blood for Britain 1950 he died April 1 in a car crash
  • COLLEGE ALLSTAR
    • When Drew was younger it didn’t really look like he was going to be a doctor.
    • At Dunbar he was a four letter-man.
    • When he attended Amherst College he was a star athlete, all-American half-back, and captain of his college football team.
  • REVOLUTION OF THE BLOOD BANK
    • Drew was the first person to make the blood bank.
    • His introduction of a system for the storing of blood plasma revolutionized the medical profession.
    • Drew first used his system during World War II.
    • He organized the world's first blood bank project  in 1940 – “Blood for Britain”.
  • REVOLUTION OF THE BLOOD BANK… CONT.
    • He also established the American Red Cross Blood Bank, of which he was the first director.
    • Due to his research on how to store blood many people who would’ve died in WWII didn’t.
  • SURGEON TRAINING
    • In 1941, Dr. Drew returned to Howard University, where he gained new interest, particularly in the training of young surgeons.
    • He had spent a total of seven months in the two blood projects, yet in this very brief but productive period of his professional life.
    • He made a contribution to what was to become a successful World War II blood procurement effort.
  • RED CROSS
    • The experience gained through Dr. Drew's efforts at the Red Cross New York center proved invaluable.
    • During World War II, 35 blood bank centers were in being used.
    • By war's end, millions of donations had been received by the Red Cross, donations that made the saving of thousands of lives of wounded U.S. servicemen lives possible.
  • DREW’S IMPACT…
    • The blood bank allowed blood transfusion to be more efficient when it came down to which blood type is which.
    • Soldiers during World War II were saved, both white and black.
  • THE LOSS OF A GENIUS
    • Mankind suffered a great loss in 1950.
    • At the age of 45, Dr. Drew was killed in an car accident while driving to a scientific conference.
    • His pioneering medical work has endured.
    • Many lives have been saved because of his genius at turning basic biological research into practical production methods is impossible to figure out.
  • CHARLES DREW… Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Located in Los Angeles, California There he is, teaching young surgeons Drew
  • SOURCES
    • http://www.biography.com/people/charles-drew-9279094
    • http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/drew.htm