Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Are Donating Their Blood To Help Find Coronavirus Vaccine. After testing positive for COVID-19 while filming in Australia, Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson spent a few weeks self-quarantining themselves before being cleared by doctors to return home safely at the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak.
While appearing on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Tom Hanks revealed that he and Wilson have decided to donate their blood and plasma for COVID-19 research. The pair would have built up anti-bodies created by their immune systems that could be crucial to finding a vaccine for the virus and help save lives someday.
“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 in turn
Hanks also shared an update and what else him and his wife are up to now that they have returned home.
“We are just fine, dandy. We had all of the flu-like symptoms. My wife, Rita, was a little worse off than me. She had a very high temperature. And we were isolated so that we would not give it to anyone else”. Hanks also shared that he’s been playing solitaire and “Marie Kondo-izing” while in quarantine.
We are happy to hear that Hanks and Wilson are doing better and relaxing at home while still helping others by donating their blood in hopes of finding a cure. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Disney!