The actor, famous for playing a chemistry teacher who changed the crystal meth drug Lord Walter White, took to Instagram to share the news that he was “one of the luckiest” to survive the virus.
“Hi. Around now you probably feel a little tied up, limiting your mobility and like me, you’re tired of it !!” wrote “Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience. I was pretty strict to stick to the protocols and I still … I caught the virus. Yep. It seems that sound is gone now that more than 150,000 Americans are dead because of this I was one of the lucky ones.
“Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and encourage you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands and stay away socially. We can prevail ̵1; but ONLY if we follow the rules together. Be well – Stay well. BC. “
The center’s website says: “You may have antibodies in your plasma that attack the virus. Your given plasma can be used for compassionate treatment or as part of a scientific trial to definitively determine whether this treatment It can also be used to support research, such as testing for immunity to the virus. “
Donors must have either tested positive for the condition or the presence of antibodies, and need to be fully recovered – the website says the center only accepts donations “after being completely asymptomatic for at least 14 days. ”
On tape of the ticker around the video, Cranston said, “I’m sick with the covid pretty early on. My symptoms were a mild headache, chest tightness and I lost all taste and smell!”
The video, which has been viewed nearly 270,000 times, shows Cranston before entering the facility, how he was prepped beforehand, and during the process.
Introducing the health worker who is taking the donation as Ron, he laughs and says, “I noticed Ron was a little nervous coming this morning, a little confused – how’s your goal, Ron?”
Ron explains the process, saying the 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 around the video, Cranston writes, “The whole process took about an hour, thanking the goddess of old movies.”
Viewers can then watch the actor watching “A Face in the Crowd,” a 1957 drama starring Andy Griffith.
When the collected plasma bags are shown, Cranston says, “Beautiful … liquid gold.”
Finally, he signs on the ticker tape: “Today they collected 840ml! I’m sure he’ll come back and give more.”
He then asks, “Did you have a Covid-19? That’s something you might be able to do,” before adding a link to his post.