Charles Richard Drew (3 June 1904 – 1 April 1950) was an African-American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of lives of the Allied forces... .
African American surgeon Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950) has been called "the father of the blood bank," for his outstanding role in conceiving, organizing, and directing America's first large-scale blood banking program during the early years of World War II.
Charles Drew University, medicine for the World Date: Tue, 1966-08-02 *The founding of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science happened on this date in 1966. Originally the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School (later Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science) has evolved and grown since it’s beginning.