Charles R. Drew Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

By Ginger Martina
Ginger Martina, Content Moderator
Meet Ginger Martina, the quiz master over at The Famous Personalities! When it comes to writing those profiles for the quizzes, she’s on top of that, too! Anything tech-related from computer science to the latest software buzz, she knows like the back of her hand.
, Content Moderator
Approved & Edited by TFP Editorial Team
On The Famous Personalities, our editorial team is made up of a few different types of people. We have subject experts, trivia writers, Famous personality profile writers and quiz masters who create quizzes and write profiles for millions to take. They’ve authored over 2,000+ biographies and 1200+ quizzes, all taken by at least 1 million users. To make sure that everything is perfect, they are trained by our comprehensive guidelines and work around the clock.
> <
  • Charles R. Drew - images
  • Charles R. Drew - images

Charles R. Drew (Charles Richard Drew )

Last Updated: 30 May, 2023 | Views: 309

Age: 45

Profession: Doctor

Other Profession(s): Medical Researcher, Teacher, Surgeon

Famous For: Director of the first American Red Cross Blood Bank

Higher Education: Medicine and Master of surgery degrees from McGill University in Canada

Charles R. Drew Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
03 Jun, 1904 (45 Years 09 Months 29 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
District Of Columbia

Birth Sign


Died on
01 Apr, 1950

Cause of Death
Car Accident

Charles R. Drew Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Charles R. Drew, a well-known African American physician, was born in Washington. He is renowned for his brilliant discoveries and investigations into blood transfusions. During World War II, his ground-breaking methods for safer blood storage and blood transfusion research help save thousands of lives. His discoveries transformed the medical field and encouraged many aspiring doctors to pursue careers in medicine. He served as the project director for "Blood for Britain," the nation's first blood bank initiative launched in 1940 to aid British soldiers and civilians. Additionally, he oversaw the American Red Cross Blood Bank he founded.

Charles R. Drew Education and Career:

Drew became the first African American medical advisor to the United States Army in 1940. He also became the first African American tester for the American Board of Surgery.

While serving as the medical officer of the American Red Cross Blood Center, where he set new criteria for collecting and preserving blood, Drew made his most important contributions to the profession of medicine.

The technology for the long-term storage of blood plasma was created due to Drew's work, considerably enhancing the blood supply for transfusion.

Many people honored Drew's achievements, and the Spingarn Medal was among them in 1940. Drew, who experienced racial prejudice, resigned from the American Red Cross in opposition to the group's proposal to separate blood donations by color.

Charles R. Drew Achievements and Awards:

Drew earned his doctorate in 1940, with his doctoral thesis studying "Banked Blood." He received his Doctor of Science And medicine degree from Columbia University after graduating, making him the first African-American to do so.

Drew was the first surgeon of African descent to be chosen to serve as an investigator on the American Board of Surgery in 1941. Later, he rose to become a chief surgeon.

Charles R. Drew Unknown facts:

USNS Charles Drew is the name of a dry cargo vessel in the US Navy

Charles R. Drew Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In Feet & Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 76 kg
In Pounds 167 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Charles R. Drew Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Richard Drew

Mother's Name
Nora Burrell Drew

Minnie Lenore Robbins

Joseph Drew

Elsie Drew, Eva Drew, Nora Drew

Charles Drew Jr.

Charlene Drew Jarvis, Sylvia Drew Ivie

Report an issue or send feedback

Here're some popular profiles for you.