Past Event

Charles R Drew Black History Month Blood Drive

February 15, 2019
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Rotunda
Columbia University is once again proud to host our annual Black History Month blood drives in honor of Charles R. Drew, M.D. (Physicians & Surgeons, ’40) – named by the American Chemical Society as “one of the most important scientist of the 20th century”. A pioneering African-American medical researcher, Dr. Drew developed methods of storing blood plasma for transfusion, and organized the first large-scale blood bank in the U.S. In 1940, he became the first African-American to earn a doctoral degree from Columbia.

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Junior M. Benjamin