After all this country has put him through, showbiz’s best boy Tom Hanks is now offering his own blood to help the the fight against COVID-19.
He and his wife Rita Wilson contracted the virus while on set in Queensland filming an upcoming Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Now they’ve recovered, the couple have put their hands up to donate their own blood,
sweat and plasma. Both substances contain COVID-19 antibodies, which are essential in vaccine research.
“We have not only been approached, we have said, ‘Do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?’,” he told NPR’s podcast Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
“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.”
Yep, he really did just call it a Hank-ccine, and this is what it will be referred to as from now on (hopefully).
“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 added.
Researches are still determining if COVID-19 antibodies make someone immune to the virus. By donating his blood, Tom Hanks is helping speed up that process so scientists can figure out how to get us out of this mess.
In the meantime, we can rest easy knowing Tom Hanks is out there donating blood, scoffing copious amounts of Vegemite and radiating good vibes like he always does.
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