If you’ve ever benefited from a blood bank, you can thank Dr. Charles Drew. After receiving his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, he became the first African American to earn a doctorate from Columbia University, where his dissertation, “Banked Blood: A Study in Blood Preservation,” proposed methods for collecting, storing and transporting blood and blood plasma. He ran the Blood for Britain program during World War II and created the prototype for American Red Cross Bloodmobiles. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles is named for him.
Which vitamin is essential for helping blood to clot?
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