Grey’s Anatomy is doing its part to combat the new coronavirus by donating its hospital gowns and gloves to real-life healthcare professionals who lack them.
According to Refinery29, the long-running ABC series is the latest medical drama to announce plans to transfer supplies from production sets and costume departments to actual medical institutions. It’s not clear where Grey’s Anatomy will deposit its donations, but there’s a good chance it’ll be in or around Los Angeles, since the show is filmed there. ABC’s The Good Doctor, which films in Vancouver, is distributing supplies in that area, and Fox’s The Resident gave masks, gloves, gowns, and other supplies to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, near its own filming locations.
Dr. Karen Law, a rheumatologist at Grady Memorial Hospital, took to Instagram to thank the cast and crew of The Resident for the delivery.
“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,” she wrote in a post.
The Grey’s Anatomy donation comes after the news that its spin-off series, Station 19, had given a few hundred N95 masks to Station 35, a firehouse 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. At Grey’s Anatomy, we have a backstock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well,” Krista Vernoff, showrunner and executive producer for both shows, told Refinery29 in a statement. “We are 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.”
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