- Medical television shows are helping stock healthcare workers with the supplies to fight Covid-19
- Among the shows that have made donations are ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and The Good Doctor
- They gave out masks, gowns and gloves to medical workers and hospitals in need
- The lack of adequate medical supplies has become a crisis in itself during the coronavirus pandemic
The world is going through a harrowing, confusing and stressful times but in a bizarre twist, medical TV dramas are donating medical supplies to aid in Covid-19 relief efforts.
ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and The Good Doctor are among the shows donating masks, gowns and gloves to medical workers and hospitals in need.
Yes, Meredith Grey and other TV doctors are often wearing actual medical supplies. That does not seem like such a big deal until, you know, a pandemic hits.
A statement by the executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19, Krista Vernoff, showed Station 19 donated about 300 of the coveted N95 masks to a local fire station.
“They were tremendously grateful. At Grey’s Anatomy, we have a back-stock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well," said Krista.
"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," he added.
The Good Doctor, which films in Vancouver, is working with its local provincial government to determine which medical supplies are needed that the show is able to provide.
Fox medical drama The Resident donated personal protective equipment to Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital in the city where the series is filmed.
The lack of adequate medical supplies has become a crisis unto itself during the coronavirus pandemic.
Of course, these donations make just a small dent when it comes to the massive lack of supplies hospitals are facing.
Still, every little bit helps. This just goes to show that pitching in can come in many - sometimes very unexpected - forms.
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