Tom Hanks Donates Plasma Again to Help With Coronavirus Research

Lizzy Buczak
May 28, 2020 - 12:52 pm
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Tom Hanks is doing everything he can to help with coronavirus research.

A month after his last donation, the actor, who tested positive for COVID-19 in early March, is once again offering up his plasma for science.

Hanks shared a photo of two bags of plasma on Instagram on Wednesday.

He documented the process, which includes drawing blood and filtering out the plasma before it returns to the bloodstream.

"Plasmatic on 3! 1,2,3 PLASMATIC! Hanx," the 63-year-old wrote in his upbeat caption.

Hanks revealed he was eager to help out in any way that he could.

"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,” he said recently.

Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, were one of the first Hollywood couples to test positive for the novel virus while shooting a film in Australia.

“A lot of the questions [are] what do we do now? Is there something we can do? And, in fact, we just found out that we do carry the antibodies,” said Hanks.

The couple has been very open about their experience with the virus. While quarantined in Australia for two weeks, Hanks updated fans on social media constantly explaining that they felt, “bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.”

Rita said having COVID at the same time as her husband made it more bearable.

"I think that having the virus at the same time made it that little bit easier," she told The Guardian. "We were taking care of each other instead of having the pressure of taking care of one person and no one taking care of you or understanding that the person at home needs a break."

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