outstanding physician, Charles Drew, found a method to store blood plasma. Born
into an African American family, Charles faced rejection but overcame many
obstacles, and became the first African American to earn his doctorate degree
from Columbia (Biography.com editors). Charles learned and worked with blood in
order to save others (Garstecki).
Charles Drew, the oldest kid among
the middle- class family, was born on June 3, 1904 in Washington D.C.
(Biography.com editors, thefamouspeople.com editors) of six (Salas). His father, Richard Drew, was a carpet layer
and his mother, Nora Burrell, was a teacher (Biography.com editors). Charles
showed amazing athletic capabilities in football, basketball, swimming, and
track (Biography.com editors). He shined in both the classrooms and on the
field (Biography.com editors). Charles graduated in 1922 (Salas) and went to
college off a sports scholarship (Biography.com editors).
Charles became interested in medicine and helping
people after his sister, Elsie, had died from an illness (Garstecki). Charles
received his bachelor’s degree at Amherst (Biography.com editors). Because
Charles did not have enough money for college he decided to become an athletic
and biography instructor at Howards University (thefamouspeople.com editors,
Biography.com editors). Charles registered at McGill medical school in Canada
and got accepted (Nelson). From Charles’s doctorate thesis “Banked Blood”, he
was able to receive his doctorate degree (thefamouspeople.com editors). Charles
went to Columbia University for more studies and got his Doctor of Medical
Science degree making him the first African American to do this
(thefamouspeople.com editors). After college Charles became a mind-blowing,
astonishing, physician, medical researcher and surgeon (thefamouspeople.com editors).
Willing to do anything to save people’s lives, Charles invented a unique way to
process and save blood plasma preventing thousands of people from dying (Biography.com