Charles R. Drew Black History Month Blood Drive

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A pioneering African-American medical researcher, Dr. Drew developed methods of storing blood plasma for transfusion, and organized the first large-scale blood bank in the U.S.  In 1940, he became the first African-American to earn a doctoral degree from Columbia.

Consider these statistics:

  • Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. You or someone you know will need blood because of an accident, surgery, premature birth, cancer treatment, or another unforeseen event.
  • One single pint can save three lives; a single gesture can create a million smiles.
  • Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others.

Donate your blood for a reason.  Let that reason be life!

Tuesday, February 21st
Jerome Greene Annex
Columbia Law School
9:00am – 3:00pm
Sponsored and hosted by Columbia Law School Student Senate

Friday, February 24th
Low Library Rotunda
11:00am – 5:00pm
In conjunction with Columbia’s Chapter of the Charles Drew Premedical Society

Register to donate today
Walks-in welcomed

Sponsored by Office of the President, Office of Government and Community Affairs, and the New York Blood Center.

Each time you donate you’ll earn Advantage points redeemable for a wide variety of gifts or gift cards. You can even donate your points to selected charitable organizations. Click here to learn how to redeem your points.

Click here to see the FDA’s new policy regarding men who have sex with other men. Columbia University continues to work with its partner, the New York Blood Center, in ongoing efforts to remove the ban, completely.  You can help in this effort by logging in here to sign a public petition.