Marcus Smart is among the NBA players who have been found coronavirus positive. The Boston Celtics player is recovering and, as soon as he is definitively healed, he will donate his blood to help develop an experimental treatment aimed at fighting the virus. Dr. Michael Joyner of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project told ABC News that athletes’ antibodies could be used to help the sickest patient find relief from the respiratory virus.
“These are great men with blood volumes, and consequently have a lot of plasma volume,” said Joyner of the eligible basketball players. “Often, people who are physically trained also have an increase in their plasma volume from what you would expect of them to be just normal size.” Smart has confirmed that he will be involved in the process.