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Tom Hanks Donates Blood To Help Develop COVID-19 Vaccine

Apr 27, 2020

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Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first to be tested positive for COVID-19 in Hollywood and he’s now donating his blood to help find a vaccine!

The 63-year-old star and his wife have recovered from the virus and have now been approved to donate their blood to help find a cure and develop a vaccine!

The couple was first diagnosed with the virus in Australia where the actor was filming an upcoming Elvis Presley biopic and they have recently returned to Los Angeles after recovering in isolation.

He revealed that his wife’s symptoms were worse than him and that she had a “very high temperature” when they were in isolation. But he’s now eager to help after he found that both of them now carry antibodies.

Tom revealed that they have also been actively reaching out to organisations to donate their blood saying, "We have not only been approached, we have said, ‘Do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?"

“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,” 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.”

So if the scientists manage to actually develop a vaccine that works, Hank-ccine might actually be the name to fight the pandemic!

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Info via ScreenRant