Chapters across the country and around the world work to keep the public educated and prepared when disaster approaches. When Hurricane Katrina threatened New Orleans, the Red Cross mobilized to set up emergency relief shelters providing water, food and communications for families trying to locate loved ones. Blood drives are held frequently in order to provide resources for victims of fire, flood, hurricane, tornado and more.
His father, Richard, was a carpet layer  and his mother, Nora Burrell, was a teacher. Blood plasma for British project In latebefore the U. He was to collect, test, and transport large quantities of blood plasma for distribution in the United Kingdom.
The Blood for Britain project was a project to aid British soldiers and civilians by giving U. Drew started what would be later known as bloodmobileswhich were trucks containing refrigerators of stored blood; this allowed for greater mobility in terms of transportation as well as prospective donations.
He made sure all blood plasma was tested before it was shipped out. He ensured that only skilled personnel handled blood plasma to avoid the possibility of contamination. The Blood for Britain program operated successfully for five months, with total collections of almost 15, people donating blood, and with over 5, vials of blood plasma.
Drew was driving around 8 a. Still fatigued from spending the night before in the operating theater, he lost control of the vehicle.
After careening into a field, the car somersaulted three times. The three other physicians suffered minor injuries. Drew was trapped with serious wounds; his foot had become wedged beneath the brake pedal.
When reached by emergency technicians, he was in shock and barely alive due to severe leg injuries. This myth spread very quickly since during his time it was very common for blacks to be refused treatment because there were not enough "Negro beds" available or the nearest hospital only serviced whites.
In truth, according to one of the passengers in Drew's car, John Ford, Drew's injuries were so severe that virtually nothing could have been done to save him. Ford added that a blood transfusion might have actually killed Drew sooner. Medical and higher education Inthe Charles R.
Drew Postgraduate Medical School was incorporated in California and was named in his honor. This later became the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.We thank Sandi Wraith and the American Red Cross of South Western Pennsylvania for their help in facilitating our research.
We are grateful to Bo Honoré for extending his Stata code for the two-sided. - American Red Cross To believe in The American Red Cross, takes more than will, it takes history and facts: The American Red Cross Blood Donor Service began during WWII, where million pints of blood plasma was collected for use by the armed forces.
The American Red Cross is an independent, volunteer-led organization, financially supported by voluntary public contributions and cost-reimbursement charges.
It is an organization that provides services to all humanity both nationally and internationally.4/4(1).
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