As productions of all shows are being paused due to the Coronavirus pandemic, hospital based shows like Grey’s Anatomy, The Resident, The Resident, The Good Doctor and Grey’s Anatomy Spinoff show Station 19 are donating their surplus medical supplies, such as masks, to real hospitals in need.
“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,” the show’s executive producer Krista Vernoff, who also works on Grey’s Anatomy, told The Hollywood Reporter.. Grey’s Anatomy donated “backstock gowns and gloves” from its costume department, which it gave to local L.A. hospitals.
Meanwhile, in Atlanta, The Resident’s creators and producers donated supplies to the nearby Grady Memorial Hospital.
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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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The Good Doctor, which is based in Vancouver, pulled their medical stock to send to the local provincial Canadian government to distribute and use. “We are all overwhelmed with gratitude for our healthcare workers during this incredibly difficult time,” Vernoff added. “In addition to these donations, we are doing our part to help them by staying home.”
While some celebrities are singing ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon to us while they self isolate from their mansions, there are others who are actively helping and donating all they can. Kudos!