Thursday May 28, 2020
After defeating the coronavirus, leading Hollywood star Tom Hanks has stepped forward to lend a helping hand to all those still undergoing treatment for the infectious disease.
The 63-year-old Forrest Gump actor and his wife Rita Wilson after donating blood earlier for COVID-19 vaccine research, have now donated their plasma which is said to be carrying coronavirus antibodies.
Turning to Instagram on Wednesday, the Sleepless in Seattle actor told his fans and followers that he donated two bags full of plasma for those in need.
“Plasmatic on 3! 1,2,3 PLASMATIC! Hanx,” he captioned the photo.
The couple became the first celebrities to announce their diagnosis early in March during their Australia tour where Hanks had been filming for a new Elvis Presley biopic.
Recalling their entire journey of successfully recovering from the virus, Hanks had earlier told on the National Defense Radio Show: “Rita went through a tougher time than I did. She had a much higher fever. She had lost her sense of taste and sense of smell.”
“I was very tired. I felt extremely achy. Uncomfortable, didn't want to be touched and then the fever started. Chills like I've never had before. Looking back, I realise I was also losing my sense of taste and smell which I didn't realize at the time,” he added.