Charles drew

An
outstanding physician, Charles Drew, found a method to store blood plasma. Born
into an African American family, Charles faced rejection but overcame many
obstacles, and became the first African American to earn his doctorate degree
from Columbia (Biography.com editors). Charles learned and worked with blood in
order to save others (Garstecki).

            Charles Drew, the oldest kid among
the middle- class family, was born on June 3, 1904 in Washington D.C.
(Biography.com editors, thefamouspeople.com editors) of six (Salas).  His father, Richard Drew, was a carpet layer
and his mother, Nora Burrell, was a teacher (Biography.com editors). Charles
showed amazing athletic capabilities in football, basketball, swimming, and
track (Biography.com editors). He shined in both the classrooms and on the
field (Biography.com editors). Charles graduated in 1922 (Salas) and went to
college off a sports scholarship (Biography.com editors).

Charles became interested in medicine and helping
people after his sister, Elsie, had died from an illness (Garstecki). Charles
received his bachelor’s degree at Amherst (Biography.com editors). Because
Charles did not have enough money for college he decided to become an athletic
and biography instructor at Howards University (thefamouspeople.com editors,
Biography.com editors). Charles registered at McGill medical school in Canada
and got accepted (Nelson). From Charles’s doctorate thesis “Banked Blood”, he
was able to receive his doctorate degree (thefamouspeople.com editors). Charles
went to Columbia University for more studies and got his Doctor of Medical
Science degree making him the first African American to do this
(thefamouspeople.com editors). After college Charles became a mind-blowing,
astonishing, physician, medical researcher and the first African examiner for
the American board of surgery (thefamouspeople.com editors, Biography.com
editors). Charles fell in love with Minnie Lenore Robbins while at a conference
and got married on September, 23 1939 (thefamouspeople.com editors). Charles
became a father, when his wife had two kids (Biography.com editors). Willing to
do anything to save people’s lives, Charles invented a unique way to process, save
blood plasma and do blood transfusions, preventing thousands of people from
dying (Biography.com editors).  Charles
supervised the “Blood for Britain” project, supporting residents and British soldiers
who were in need of blood during World War II (thefamouspeople.com editors). Because
of his hard-work, brains, and diligence, Charles created two of the first blood
banks (Biography.com editors).