AceShowbiz - Even though Marcus Smart could breathe a sigh of relief now that he's clear of Coronavirus, it doesn't mean he will relax and do nothing. It's been confirmed that the Boston Celtics player is going to donate his blood plasma to the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project in hopes that it will help find the cure to the disease.
Smart is one of the four NBA players who have made the decision to donate their blood plasma after beating the deadly bug, though the identities of the other three players have not been identified. And according to Michael Joyner, their donation is really valuable. "These are big men with blood volumes, and as a result [they] have a lot of plasma volume," he said. "Frequently people who are physically trained also have an increase in their plasma volume from what you would expect from them just being regular-sized guys."
As for the project itself, it's described as an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients recover from the virus. Michael said that he believes the treatment "can be disease-modifying and reduce duration and severity in some patients."
Marcus announced that he had tested positive for Coronavirus two weeks ago, and since then he has been encouraging people to practice social distancing. "I don't feel any of the symptoms, but I can't stress enough practicing social distancing and really keeping yourself away from a large group of people," he said at the time.
Over the weekend, Marcus revealed that he had been cleared of the virus. "Corona Free as of two days ago," the basketball player said. "Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and prayers and I'm doing the same for everyone that's been effected by this. Stay safe and stay together- apart! Much love!"