Although these popular television shows are filmed with fake medical professionals, they do use real medical supplies—which is why the production crews are donating it all to real hospitals and firefighters combatting the COVID-19 outbreaks.
In an Instagram post from the Ontario Fire Department, firefighters can be seen holding several boxes of protective face masks that were donated by firefighting TV drama Station 19 earlier this week.
Medical supplies from the set of Grey’s Anatomy are also reportedly being donated to hospitals in Los Angeles.
“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,” Krista Vernoff, the showrunner for both series, said in a statement to TV Guide.
“At Grey’s Anatomy, we have a backstock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well,” she added. “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.”
According to TV Guide, Vancouver-based medical drama The Good Doctor is working with local government officials to donate an undisclosed amount of medical supplies from their film set to hospitals and organizations in nee.
Atlanta-based TV show The Resident has already donated a heap of unused gloves, gowns, and face masks to the Grady Memorial Hospital.
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) March 19, 2020
Hospital rheumatologist Dr. Karen Law thanked the television crew for the donation in an Instagram post that has now been shared hundreds of times.
“Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive,” she wrote. “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, [The Resident] and [Fox TV] for being helpers. We needed this kind of good news today,” she added.
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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
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