Charles Richard Drew Research Paper

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Charles Richard Drew was born on June 3,1904, in Washington, D.C. Charles Richard Drew was an African American surgeon who developed a way to store blood plasma for transfusion and coordinated the first substantial blood in the United States. He conducted the blood plasma programs of the United States and Great Britain during World War 2. Charles resigned, knowing that the blood of the African Americans would be separated. He died on April 1,1950. Drew made outstanding discoveries in the process of blood transfusion. Drew handled two of the largest blood banks during World War 2. Drew grew up in Washington, D.C. When Drew graduated from Dunbar High School in the year 1922, he went to Amherst College on a sports scholarship.…show more content…
achievements have been recognized. Charles Richard Drew made a discovery that blood could be preserved and if the liquid red cells were separated from the plasma, then they both can be preserved separately. In this process, the blood can be reconstructed when needed. With this process, blood can be stored undefined while being in a separate state. This discovery made blood transfusions more effectively and with a reasonable price. Along with Drew’s discovery that blood can be preserved, he also discovered that that blood can be stored and transported. This discovery helps to save lives and began the Red Cross Blood Bank. Drew organized the first blood bank that goes to Greta Britain, this was called, “Blood for Britain”. Drew used techniques that developed through the conservancy process. Dew was working on a way to organize a network transportation across the country, so the people could have access to the blood for survival when needed. In 1946, Drew became a member of the International College of Surgeons and in 1949, Drew served as a surgical advisor to the surgeon general, in the U.S army., Drew worked as a chairman of surgery of Howard University and earned the Spingarn Medal in 1943 for what he contributes to the field of medical science. In 1945, Drew received the honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Amherst College in
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