By Gordon Williams Aubrey, Lacey, Gregory and Andre at the Dr. Drew Blood drive at Olympic College Filling the nation’s need for blood is a full-time job for the Red Cross, supplier of 40 percent of all the blood needed by U.S. hospitals. A Red Cross team was recently at work collecting blood at Olympic … Continue reading Dr. Charles Drew inspires a diverse blood drive at Olympic College
Photo by Sharon Penn for the American Red Cross By Gordon Williams, Red Cross Volunteer True or false: All the blood collected by the American Red Cross is pretty much alike, no matter who donated that blood. The answer is “false,” and the reason it is false explains why the Red Cross will hold Seattle’s … Continue reading Why Diversity is the theme of the Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive
By Gordon Williams The Central Area Youth Association (CAYA) has played host to thousands of events in its 55-year history as a venerated gathering place for Seattle’s African-American community. Until now, though, it has never played host to a blood drive. Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American doctor and scientist whose research in the mid-20th century … Continue reading CAYA set to host the first ever Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive in Seattle
Dr. Charles Drew, known as the “father of the blood bank,” was an African-American surgeon, educator and scientist who helped shape the blood services industry.