Today in Black History: December 27, 1941 “Dr. Charles Drew Establishes a Blood Bank”

On today in 1941, Dr. Charles Drew established a blood bank in New York City. The blood bank was to be used for U.S. military personnel. Dr. Drew became frustrated because the military wanted the blood segregated. At first the military did not want blood from African Americans, and eventually accepted African American blood only for African Americans. Charles Drew was angry about the racist policy and resigned a few months after starting the blood bank.

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