Legendary African Americans: The Life of Dr. Charles Drew: Blood Bank Innovator, 1st Edition

  • Anne Schraff
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766062694
  • ISBN-13: 9780766062696
  • DDC: 617.092B23
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Today, thanks to the work of a brilliant young doctor, blood banks and successful blood transfusions are commonplace. Dr. Charles Drew's pioneering research with blood plasma and storage made this possible. At a time of crippling racial segregation and prejudice, Drew proved that black doctors were equal to white doctors. During World War II, he created the first large-scale system for preserving blood, shipping seventeen thousand pints overseas for soldiers in Great Britain. Since then, millions of men, women, and children worldwide owe their lives to his work. In this page-turning account, author Anne Schraff demystifies Drew's extraordinary research and dispels the false rumors around his tragic and untimely death.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Blood for Britain.
2: Foggy Bottom Beginnings.
3: The Calling.
4: North to Canada.
5: Howard and Freedmen’s—A New Era.
6: Meeting Minnie Lenore Robbins.
7: Blood for Life.
8: My Greatest Contribution.
9: Discrimination and Dedication.
10: Death and Legacy.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.