Charles R.  Drew (1904-1950) revolutionized medicine when he created a system for safe transitions of blood plasma.

While working at New York’s Presbyterian Medical Center, he discovered that plasma could be collected, stored, and preserved for use in time for emergency.

Drew was later appointed to direct the first American Red Cross Plasma Bank. During WWII, Drew Discovery Made it possible for medical personnel to save the lives of thousands of wounded soldiers.

 Celebrating Black History Month I’m Chuck Wlliams for KGNC News