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Drew, Charles Richard

Feb. 1941 -- Director, Red Cross Blood Bank, New York City; Assistant Director of Blood Procurement for the National Research Council; In charge of collection of blood for use by the United States Army and Navy

April 1941 -- Certified by the American Board of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. Oct. 1941 -- Professor of Surgery, Howard University; Chief Surgeon, Freedmen's Hospital Examiner, American Board of Surgery

Jan. 1944 -- Chief-of-Staff, Freedmen's Hospital

July 1944 -- Spingarn Medal. Awarded on the basis of work done in research and organization of the British and American Blood and Plasma Projects

Aug. 1944 -- Chairman, Surgical Section of the National Medical Association

1945 -- Member, Board of Trustees, District of Columbia Branch of the National Poliomyelitis Foundation

D. Sc. Degree (Honorary), Virginia State College, Petersburg, Va.

1946 - 48 -- Medical Director, Freedmen's Hospital

1947 -- Member, Board of Trustees, National Society for Crippled Children

Member, Board of Directors, District of Columbia Chapter of American Cancer Society

D.Sc. degree (Honorary), Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.

1948 -- Member, Dean's Committee, Veteran's Administration Hospital, Tuskegee, Ala.

Dr. Drew met an untimely death in an automobile accident near Burlington, N.C. between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 1950. Dr. Drew is survived by his wife Minnie Lenore Robbins Drew, their four children, Bebe Roberta 9 yrs.; Charliene Rosella 7 yrs.; Rhea Sylvia 6 yrs. and Charles Richard, Jr. 5 yrs. Also are his mother, Mrs. Nora Drew, a brother, Joseph; two sisters, Nora Gregory and Eva Johnson.

Partial biographical resume of Charles Drew, Produced: ca. April 1950; Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Charles R. Drew Papers; NLM-101584649X19. (PDF)