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Tom Hanks Gives His Blood Plasma To UCLA For Coronavirus Research

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson photographed at the Academy Awards this year. He was nominated for an Oscar for his role playing Fred Rogers. Amy Sussman/Getty Images
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Actor Tom Hanks made waves as one of the first celebrities to contract coronavirus. Now, he's donating his plasma to UCLA researchers to help in the broader fight against COVID-19.

Hanks shared pictures on Twitter today of the bag of plasma he donated, saying that the process was "as easy as taking a nap."

He also personally thanked UCLA infectious disease epidemiologist, Dr. Anne Rimoin.

Hanks and his wife, the actress Rita Wilson, contracted COVID-19 last month while shooting a movie in Australia. They have since returned to Los Angeles.

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