ABC’s popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has joined in the global fight against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
With medical supplies in high demand across the country, Grey’s Anatomy is one of several medical dramas to step in and donate their props and medical supplies.
Grey’s Anatomy is one of many TV shows that has shut down production in the last couple of weeks.
They’re helping out their real-life counterparts by sending supplies like face masks, hospital gowns, and gloves to hospitals treating coronavirus patients.
Grey’s Anatomy and spin-off show Station 19 have donated props
Station 19, which is a spin-off from Grey’s Anatomy, has also announced it would be giving its props and supplies.
This includes N95 masks to the City of Ontario Fire Department and N95 masks to the firehouse in Los Feliz, station 35.
Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19’s showrunner Krista Vernoff told E! News, “At Station 19, we were lucky enough to have about 300 of the coveted N95 masks which we donated to our local fire station. They were tremendously grateful.”
Vernoff continued: “At Grey’s Anatomy, we have a backstock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well.
“We are all overwhelmed with gratitude for our healthcare workers during this incredibly difficult time, and in addition to these donations, we are doing our part to help them by staying home.”
The Resident and The Good Doctor are also donating supplies
Fox’s medical drama The Resident, which is filmed in Atlanta, gave much of its supplies to Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Karen Law from the hospital took to Instagram to thank all the team at The Resident.
Dr. Law wrote, “thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19.”
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"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." . To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19. . Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive. And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture. This kind of community support means so much to our #frontlineproviders who are making many sacrifices to staff our hospitals and care for our community. . Thank you, @theresidentonfox and @foxtv for being helpers. We needed this kind of good news today. . PS: Sorry it's not a great pic, but the focus was not on the photo at the time. Similarly, the team @theresidentonfox are good citizens doing good deeds and not looking for a shout out. Though I encourage all to support The Resident and the great team behind the show and to pay their good deed forward any way you can. . #Hurstlife #residentlife #emoryIMresidents #lookforthehelpers #gratitude
ABC’s The Good Doctor, which has production in Vancouver, also plans to donate its surgical robes, masks, and other supplies to a local hospital.
The spread of Covid-19 has led to many TV and movie productions shutting down as many of us have started social distancing to flatten the curve.
Hollywood is, of course, located in California, which has been ordered into lockdown by the state’s governor.
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays, 9 p.m. on ABC. Station 19 airs Thursdays, 8 p.m. on ABC. The Resident airs Tuesdays, 8 p.m. on Fox.