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.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324323 N 4311128|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93150000, -77.02675000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.89', W 77° 1.605'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 53.40" N, 77° 1' 36.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3324 Sherman Ave NW, Washington DC 20010, US|
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