Tom Hanks Showed Exactly How He's Helping Find a Coronavirus Vaccine
He and his wife, Rita Wilson, were among the first celebrities to be diagnosed.
America's dad is doing his part to becoming America's hero. In his latest Instagram post, Tom Hanks showed himself donating plasma, keeping his promise to donate after his recovery from COVID-19. During an appearance on NPR's game show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Hanks said that he and Wilson had been approached about donating and now, he's showing .
"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 while he was on the show, according toPage Six. Hanks noted that he and Wilson had been doing their part and donating blood and plasma.
The beginnings of the Hank-ccine come with plasma donation, which Hanks documented on Instagram, showing off his latest contribution.
"Here’s last week’s bag of plasma. Such a bag!” he wrote. “After the paperwork, it’s as easy as taking a nap. Thanks @arimoin and UCLA. Hanx."
"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," Hanks also said on NPR. Now that he's done what he can, it's just about waiting for science to do its part.
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