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One Blood: The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew
by Spencie Love
One Blood traces both the life of the famous black surgeon and blood plasma pioneer Dr. Charles Drew and the well-known legend about his death. On April 1, 1950, Drew died after an auto accident in rural North Carolina. Within hours, rumors spread: the man who helped create the first American Red Cross blood bank had bled to death because a whites-only hospital refused to ...more
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
(first published November 17th 1997)
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One Blood is every bit as relevant to racial relations in America as it was when it was published. The tragic death of Charles Drew, pioneer in blood plasma storage and dissemination during WW II, in a car accident was a great loss to the African American community. The story of the way Drew died morphed from one of simple tragedy to one of his having been denied medical treatment at a white hospital. Denied blood when he was the pioneer who facilitated blood transfusions on a mass scale. Love t ...more