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Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson to donate blood to be possibly used in COVID-19 vaccine

Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson to donate blood to be possibly used in COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 12:55 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 12:55:44-04

Movie star Tom Hanks said he and his wife actress Rita Wilson's blood would be used to help health organizations with a COVID-19 vaccine.

In an NPR interview , Hanks said they were able to donate their blood to help find a cure for the deadly virus.

"We just found out that we do carry the antibodies," Hanks said to NPR. "We have not only been approached; we have said, do you want our blood? Can we give plasma? And we will be giving it now to the places that hope to work on what I would like to call the Hank-cine."

Back in March , Hanks and Wilson tested positive for the coronavirus while in Australia.