Tom Hank’s Blood Will Be Used For COVID-19 Research
The actor was one of the first few celebrities who were tested positive for coronavirus.
Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks has a huge fan following not just because of his profound acting skills but because of his humble nature too. Almost everyone who has had the honour to meet the actor and filmmaker has been in awe of his down-to-earth personality.
This is why, when Tom and his wife Rita Wilson were tested positive for COVID-19 in early March fans around the world were praying for their safe recovery. And their prayers surely were heard.
The Hanks recovered from and are now safe and healthy in their Los Angeles home.
But the world would be even pleased to know that the 63-year-old star and his wife are donating their blood for research to produce the coronavirus vaccine.
Speaking on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! recently, the Forest Grump actor said he and his wife found out that they had coronavirus antibodies and hence, had been approached for studies. He also mentioned that the couple would be donating their blood and plasma for COVID-19 research.
"We will be giving it now to the places that hope to work on what I would like to call the 'Hank-ccine,'" the actor joked on the radio show.
"There could be no better ending to this international catastrophe than if the cure turns out to be the blood of Tom Hanks," host Peter Sagal responded. And we definitely agree!
The Cast Away actor has generously helped people whenever he can. Even in isolation, after recovering from the novel coronavirus, Tom sent a letter to an eight-year-old boy in Australia. The little boy named Corona DeVries had written to to Hanks saying that he was being bullied because of his name.
If the ‘Hank-cine’ does get created, the world would definitely be a better place with a little bit of Hanks in everyone.