Bryan Cranston Reveals He Had COVID-19 & Is Donating Plasma

Brenda Watkins
August 1, 2020

"It sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it", the actor wrote.

"I wanted to announce that I had COVID-19 a little while ago".

Cranston, who shared a video on Instagram and published a long explanation, stated that he had a successful treatment process and showed mild coronavirus symptoms such as loss of smell and taste, chest pain, headache.

Bryan Cranston has said he feels like "one of the lucky ones" after contracting coronavirus, urging people to keep doing what they can to stop the spread.

"I was one of the lucky ones", Cranston wrote.

At a time when the United States has seen record Covid-19 case numbers, Cranston urged people "to wash your hands, social distance and wear a mask!".

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"Our assessment is that we should now squeeze that brake pedal in order to keep the virus under control", he said in a televised press conference yesterday.

The US actor said he was "one of the lucky ones" as his symptoms were mild. The actor concluded with, "We can prevail - but ONLY if we follow the rules together".

The actor who was seen all hail and hearty was updating fans about his health status along with documenting the donation process that is now going on in blood and plasma center run by the University of California at Los Angeles.

The footage, which has been viewed almost 270,000 times, shows Cranston before he enters the facility, as he is prepped beforehand, and during the process.

Cranston seemed to have fun poking fun at the doctor drawing his blood before settling down to watch old movies to pass the time because "The whole process takes an hour".

The nurse explained that the blood taken from Cranston will be sent to a centrifuge where the plasma will be separated from the blood. Plasma is removed and harvested, then platelets and red blood cells are returned to the donor. "I'm giving [plasma] today, because I have the antibodies".

The British actor contracted COVID-19 in March and suffered only mild symptoms of the virus. "This is something you could do", before adding a link to your post.

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