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Give blood in honor Dr. Charles Drew

During Black History Month, honor African American surgeon and blood researcher Dr. Charles Drew by stepping up to give blood. Schedule your donation today.

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Dr. Drew was one of the pioneers who discovered you could remove plasma from whole blood and use it for transfusion at a later date. As a result, plasma was stored and shipped during World War II, helping to save thousands of lives.

During the height of the war, Dr. Drew recognized the immediate need for blood and invented mobile blood donation trucks, known today as “bloodmobiles.”

After the war, Dr. Drew helped organize America’s first large-scale blood bank and became the first African American surgeon to serve on the American Board of Surgery.

Read more about Dr. Drew.