Charles R. Drew and Lenore Robbins Drew

Charles R. Drew and Lenore Robbins Drew (HM18JX)

Location: Washington, DC 20010
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.89', W 77° 1.605'

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3324 Sherman Avenue, NW, Apartment 1

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —

Dr. Charles R. Drew (1904-1950), renowned for his blood plasma research, was associated with Howard University College of Medicine during most of his career. In 1941 Drew joined a national effort to set up a blood banking process but left because U.S. Government policy segregated blood by race of donor. Drew later died after an automobile accident in North Carolina. The story that he died because a white hospital refused to treat him is a myth, although this tragedy did befall others during the era of segregated health care. Drew and his family lived here in the 1940s.
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HM NumberHM18JX
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324323 N 4311128
Decimal Degrees38.93150000, -77.02675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.89', W 77° 1.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 53.40" N, 77° 1' 36.30" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3324 Sherman Ave NW, Washington DC 20010, US
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