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Dr. Charles R. Drew 1904–1950
Worked to Save Lives

Charles R. Drew hurt his leg when he was in college. Doctors at the hospital helped make his leg better. Drew decided to be a doctor so he could help other people, too.

Sometimes people need new blood to make them better when they get sick or injured. Dr. Drew found a way to save blood so that it could be used later. He put the saved blood in blood banks. A blood bank keeps blood. Dr. Drew's idea of blood banks continues to save lives every year.

Comprehension Check

What did Dr. Drew start?

Critical Thinking

Dr. Drew wanted to help other people. Do you think he did this?