Past Event

Charles R Drew Black History Month Blood Drive

February 22, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Jerome Greene Annex, 410 W. 117 St., New York, NY 10027
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 Medical Science doctorate (MSD) from Columbia.

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Junior M. Benjamin