Tom Hanks, wife volunteer to donate plasma for Covid-19 research

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Covid-19, plasma, research

The Hollywood couple recently recovered from the coronavirus.


Published: Sun 26 Apr 2020, 5:24 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 Apr 2020, 7:56 PM

Hollywood couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who recently recovered from the coronavirus, are doing their bit to help in the fight against the deadly disease.
The actors have volunteered to donate blood and plasma for Covid-19 research, Hanks revealed on NPR's Wait Wait. Don't Tell Me! podcast via MSN. "A lot of the questions (are) what now? What do we do now? Is there something we can do? And, in fact, we just found out that we do carry the antibodies," he said.
"We have not only been approached, we have said, 'Do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?' And, in fact, we will be giving it now to the places that hope to work on what I would like to call the 'Hank-ccine'," the actor quipped.
The first Hollywood personalities to declare a Covid-19 infection, Hanks and Wilson revealed their diagnosis on March 11.

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