The actor, famous for playing chemistry teacher, turned the gentleman into drug lord crystal doctor Walter White, took to Instagram to share the news that he had been “one of the lucky ones” to survive the virus.
“Hi. Right now you’re probably feeling a little tied up, restricting your mobility and like me, you’re tired of it !!” He wrote. “Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience. I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still … I contracted the virus. Yes. I find it puzzling now that more than 150,000 Americans have died because of it.I was one of the lucky ones.
“Mild symptoms. I explain my blessings and urge them to continue wearing the damn mask, to wash their hands and to stay socially away. We can prevail, but ONLY if we follow the rules together. Be okay ̵1; Stay well. BC “
The center’s website says, “You may have antibodies in your plasma that attack the virus. Your given plasma could be used for compassionate treatment or as part of a scientific trial to definitively determine if that treatment works. It can also be used to support research, such as testing for virus immunity.
Donors must have tested positive for the condition or the presence of antibodies and must be fully recovered: the website states that the center only accepts donations “after having been completely well without symptoms for at least 14 days ”.
Cranston said, “I was sick with covid very early on. My symptoms were a slight headache, tightness of the chest and I lost my taste and smell.”
The shoot, which has been seen nearly 270,000 times, shows Cranston before he enters the facility, as they pre-appear before and during the process.
Introducing the healthcare assistant who takes the donation as Ron, he laughs and says, “I realized this morning was coming a little nervous, a little shaky. How’s your goal, Ron?”
Ron explains the process, saying that blood is taken and then separated by a centrifuge. The plasma is extracted and harvested, and then the platelets and red blood cells are returned to the donor.
In a text posted in the video, Cranston writes, “The whole process took about an hour, thank God for the old movies.”
Viewers can see that the actor had been watching “A Face in the Crowd,” a 1957 drama starring Andy Griffith.
When the collected plasma bags are shown, Cranston says, “Nice … liquid gold.”
Finally, he pointed to the ticker’s tape: “Today they’ve collected 840 ml! I’m not sure I’ll come back and give more.”
He then asks, “Have you had Covid-19? That’s possible you can do,” before adding a link to the post.