Tom Hanks, who has recovered from Covid-19, donated his plasma for other patients suffering from the disease. On Wednesday, the Academy Award winner revealed on social media that he donated blood plasma at a Los Angeles hospital in an effort to help fight the coronavirus.
Sharing a photo of the bag of plasma he donated, Tom Hanks wrote, “Here’s last week’s bag of plasma. Such a bag! After the paperwork, it’s as easy as taking a nap. Thanks @arimoin and UCLA. Hanx (sic).”
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) April 29, 2020
Tom Hanks was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus along with his wife Rita Wilson in March. The actor was shooting his upcoming film in Australia.
“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,” Hanks recently said on the podcast Wait WaitDon’t Tell Me!
He added, “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.”
On March 11, Tom Hanks revealed that he and his wife Rita have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in a social media post.
After spending two weeks in quarantine in Australia, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson returned to the US on March 28.