Supports: Charles Drew Memorial Scholarship Fund
Our bronze desk bust pays homage to distinguished African American scientist Charles Drew (1904-1950). Born in Washington, DC, Dr. Drew received a medical degree from McGill University and continued his research at Columbia University. It was at Columbia where he wrote his thesis titled "Banked Blood." Drew developed a system to separate plasma from blood, which could last longer than whole blood and is credited with saving millions of lives. Later Drew became the first director of the American Red Cross Blood Bank. Bust features famous Drew quotation: "Excellence of performance will transcend artificial barriers created by man." Each bronze sculpture is originated, cast and hand finished by a gifted sculptor in England, and measures 9” high and is heavy enough to serve as a large desk ornament, bookend or personal library focal point. Please note that each bust is crafted by hand by our sculptor at the time of order. Delivery may take up to three weeks.