Tom Hanks Donates Plasma as Michael Everest DeMarco sets a new role in Hollywood
NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 14, 2020 /Neptune100/ — During early March 2020, the 63-year-old world’s popular film star, Thomas Hanks, made it public that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus while filming in Australia. This news came amidst reports of widespread effects of the disease that has since wreaked havoc in the U.S. but an in interesting twist, the actor together with his wife reported that he had succeeded in overcoming the disease when he took to social media to update his fans. In his dramatic Instagram post, Tom Hanks shared a photo of him and his wife donating plasma in the hope to positively influence others to take an active role in helping others fighting with the disease to get treated.
“Plasmatic on 3! 1,2,3 PLASMATIC” his post read with a caption of his photo while donating blood. According to Mayo Clinic as well as other research bodies, convalescent plasma, which is blood containing antibodies obtained from people who have survived the virus, has shown a huge potential of boosting the immune system of people with serious symptoms of COVID-19 and enhancing their ability to overcome the disease.
He encouraged the rest of the public to take a similar step and help restore hope in people struggling with coronavirus. At the end of April, Tom tweeted by showing a photo of his previous donation of a bag of plasma saying that it is as easy as having an afternoon nap once you are one with the necessary paperwork. His big questions were