Thank you, Charles Drew. “Every two seconds, a blood transfusion is required in the United States. An eminent pioneer in the field was [African American] Charles Richard Drew [1904-1950], whose work on the banking of blood products and the logistics of collecting and distributing blood saved countless lives in the trenches of World War II and the wards of military and civilian hospitals. Equally important to his legacy was Drew’s dedication to racial equality in segregated America, which served to inspire a nation that was striving toward justice for all.” Singapore Med J. 2017 Oct; 58(10): 593–594, via US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. For more information; go to: