Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Will Donate Their Blood To COVID-19 Research

BY Aisha Rauf / Apr 26 2020 / 16:00 PM

A ‘Hank-ccine’ could be in the works...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Will Donate Their Blood To COVID-19 Research

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 in March and immediately self-isolated in Australia. At the end of March, they returned to Los Angeles and have been in quarantine throughout their recovery period.

The famous couple took to NPR’s podcast, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me", ​last week to announce that they have volunteered to donate blood to COVID-19 research.

"We just found out that we do carry antibodies,” Tom said.

Tom joked that if a vaccine was created using his blood he would be happy to name it the “Hank-ccine.” Both he and Rita have made a full recovery from the virus and discussed how Rita's case had been much worse than Tom's.

“She lost her sense of taste and smell," Tom said, "She had a very high temperature.”


Image courtesy of Instagram/RitaWilson