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Dr. Drew's Achievements


Dr. Charles Drew Bio
Dr. Drew's Achievements
Racism and Myths
Blood Plasma
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Dr. Charles Drew's notorious achievements.

  • In 1926, Dr Drew was awarded the Howard Hill Mossman trophy as the man who contributed most to athletics for four years.
  • In 1933, Dr. Drew he received his MD degree and served his first appointment as a faculty instructor in pathology at Howard University, from 1935 to 1936.
  • In 1938, Drew was awarded a two-year Rockefeller fellowship in surgery and he began postgraduate work, earning his Doctor of Science in Surgery at Columbia University.
  • In February 1941, Drew was appointed director of the first American Red Cross Blood Bank, in charge of blood for use by the U.S. Army and Navy.
  • During 1942 Dr. Drew resigned from the American Red Cross after being instructed to accept African American blood, but to store it separately from the Caucasian.
  • The NAACP awarded him the Spingarn Medal in 1944 in recognition of his work on the British and American projects.
  • Virginia State College presented him an honorary doctor of science degree in 1945, as did his alma mater Amherst in 1947.
  • Drew returned to Freedman's Hospital and Howard University where he served as a professor of medicine and surgeon from 1942 to 1950.
  • On April 1, 1950, Drew was motoring with three colleagues to the annual meeting of the John A. Andrews Association in Tuskegee, Alabama, when he was killed in a one-car accident.


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