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About Charles R. Drew
Charles R. Drew was an African-American surgeon and physician best remembered for his work on blood transfusions and blood storage. Not only was he responsible for developing better ways to go about storing blood effectively, but he also played an instrumental role in the establishment of "blood banks" during World War II. He died at the age of 46 of injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident.
He was born to Richard and Nora Burrell. His marriage to Minnie Lenore Robbins produced four children, including Charlene Drew Jarvis.
He made history for becoming the first African-American to receive a Doctor of Medical Science degree from Columbia University.
He resigned from his position as director of the American Red Cross Blood Bank after the introduction of a new policy that separated the blood of African-Americans from that of whites.
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Charles R. Drew was a famous American physician and surgeon, who was born on June 3, 1904. As a person born on this date, Charles R. Drew is listed in our database as the 31st most popular celebrity for the day (June 3) and the 15th most popular for the year (1904).
People born on June 3 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Charles R. Drew is the 984th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Charles R. Drew's birthday, Charles R. Drew is the 6667th most famous American and ranks 56th in famous people born in Washington, D.C., U.S.
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