Marcus Smart has fully recovered from the COVID-19 virus and will donate his blood plasma for research, according to Stadium’s Shams Charania. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy announced on Sunday that the Massachusetts Department of Health cleared him on Friday, Mar. 27.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart plans to donate his blood plasma to National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project for research on the blood of those recovered from coronavirus, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 1, 2020
Smart has been outspoken about the virus and making sure Americans are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are able to flatten the curve as much as possible ever since his positive diagnosis. Smart’s donation comes as no surprise to the Cowboy family, his many NBA fans and anyone who follows his Twitter account (@smart_MS3) for anyone wondering.
If Marcus Smart's blood becomes a vaccine for COVID-19, can we nominate him for MVP? (most valuable patient)— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) March 24, 2020
Smart is doing his part as are so many others. The real heroes are on the front lines in our hospitals treating those who are experiencing the worst of symptoms or fighting for their lives. The real heroes are in laboratories working around the clock to find a vaccine. We all have a part though. For most of us, that simply means staying inside and socially distancing ourselves from others. Together we will defeat this.