Grey's Anatomy and other medical TV shows donate supplies to hospitals
Healthcare frontliners receive essential supplies of masks, gloves and gowns amid coronavirus pandemic.
Medical dramas in the US do their part by donating medical supplies.
The team from Fox’s drama series The Resident, which is filmed in Atlanta, donated masks, gowns and other supplies used in its production to Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.
Dr Karen L Law, the program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University, shared a photo of the donation on Instagram.
She wrote, "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," she also wrote.
Other television series have also started making donations to help as the pandemic continues.
A spokesperson from ABC told CNN that Grey's Anatomy will donate gowns and gloves, and Station 19 – a firefighter-centric spin-off, has donated N95 masks to the City of Ontario Fire Department and to a firehouse in the Loz Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Executive producer Krista Vernoff said in a statement, "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. At Grey's Anatomy, we have a backstock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well."
Vernoff also 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."
NBC's New Amsterdam has also donated supplies of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to the New York State Department of Health. Their spokesperson said that the supplies "will be utilised 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."
Actor Daniel Dae Kim who is due to star in New Amsterdam announced on Thursday that he has been diagnosed with coronavirus.