Dr. Charles Richard Drew broke barriers in a racially divided America to become one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. His pioneering research and systematic developments in the use and preservation of blood plasma during World War II not only saved thousands of lives, but innovated the nation’s blood banking process and standardized procedures for long-term blood preservation and storage techniques adapted by the American Red Cross.
Dr. Charles Richard Drew (3 June 1904 – 1 April 1950) was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in 1923 at *Alpha Psi Chapter. While attending Amherst College, Drew excelled in athletics and achieved honorable mention All-American honors in football. In honor of Black History Month, as well as celebrating our great fraternity. The Beta Psi chapter would like to host a virtual blood drive to commend the contributions of the late, great, Dr. Drew.