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Unsung Hero: Charles Drew

The father of the blood bank saved thousands of lives during World War II and campaigned against racial segregation.

Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 09:43
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Dr Charles Drew’s pioneering research into long-term storage of blood plasma during World War II not only saved the lives of thousands of servicemen and civilians, but also paved the way for blood banks across the world.

And as an African-American, he broke down barriers in a racially divided US to become a leading physician, and campaigned against the exclusion of black doctors from medical organisations. 

 

 

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