‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and other medical shows donate masks
The TV industry has stepped in to donate: Surgical masks, gloves and more to health care personnel.
They may not be doctors in real-life but the popular doctors are gearing up to help the hospitals among coronavirus outbreak.
With production halted, and a critical shortage of supplies in real-life hospitals, the TV industry has stepped in to donate: Surgical masks, gloves and more to actual health care personnel.
"Grey's Anatomy" has stepped up to provide gloves and gowns while Fox TV medical series "The Resident" donated some of its on-set masks and gowns to a hospital in Atlanta where it shoots.
ABC hit show "The Good Doctor" is moving on to do the same in its home base of Vancouver, Canada.
NBC series "Chicago Med" is also donating all supplies to the Illinois Department of Public Health so that they can distribute to various hospitals.
NBC's "New Amsterdam" has also donated supplies of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to the New York State Department of Health "to be utilized on the basis of highest need in connection with relief efforts in New York to help the community in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis," according to a statement from the network.
"The Resident" dropped off two trunks full of masks, surgical gloves, booties, lab coats and isolation gowns, among other supplies, to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Dr. Karen L. Law program director of the 'Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University', posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday showing off a donation of masks, gowns and other supplies made by the team behind the medical drama "The Resident."
"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," Law wrote. "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."
Other television series have also begun making donations to help first responders.