Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson Blood To Be Used For COVID-19 Vaccine
Ever since coming out from the hospital, Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson are doing their best to fight the coronavirus. They are trying to give back to the community in different ways. Previously, Hanks sent a letter and a Corona typewriter to a bullied child named the same. Now, they have got their approvals for donating blood as a part of research to develop the COVID-19 vaccine. The couple has been among the earliest people to suffer from the new coronavirus disease. Now that they have fought it back and survived to tell the tale, they seem to have planned to give whatever they can to fight off the pandemic.
Tom Hanks And Wife Offered Blood Themselves
Tom Hanks and his wife were sitting with NPR for an interview when Hanks revealed that his blood contained antibodies. They decided to donate blood to organizations currently working on a vaccine. Apparently, these organizations need all the help they can get: They are not just waiting for scientists to come to them, but are also proactively reaching out to others. In the interview, Tom Hanks told:
“We have not only been approached, we have said, ‘Do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?“
Should a vaccine gets developed from Tom Hanks’ blood, the actor has already thought out a name for it: “Hank-ccine”, he jokingly said. The Forest Gump actor revealed that while both of them recovered, it was his wife who suffered a tough time. He explained that she had a higher fever and had already lost her sense of touch and smell. Luckily, the two are just a little behind from the ‘high-risk’ age group, which is 65. Both at 63 years old, the couple gathered the strength to fight off the virus and return back home in the US. Now fit, Tom Hanks has already hosted an episode of SNL as well.