Charles R. Drew Black History Month Blood Drives at Columbia

February 15, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Low Library Rotunda

Columbia University is once again proud to host our annual Black History Month blood drives in honor of Charles R. Drew, MD (Physicians & Surgeons, ’40) – named by the American Chemical Society as “one of the most important scientists of the 20th century.” 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!

Friday, February 15th
Low Library Rotunda
11:00am – 5:00pm
In conjunction with Columbia’s Chapter of the Charles Drew Premedical Society & hosted by Officers of Administration, Low Library

Friday, February 22nd
Jerome Greene Annex
Columbia Law School
10:00am – 6:00pm
Sponsored and hosted by Columbia Law School Student Senate

Register to donate today

Walks-in welcome

Sponsored by Office of the PresidentOffice 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.