- Sets for TV shows about hospitals have started donating their extra supplies to local hospitals and other first responders.
- Donations of N95 masks, gowns, and gloves have been made to those on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.
- Healthcare workers are short on personal protective equipment that could protect them when dealing with COVID-19 patients.
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As healthcare workers begin to run out of supplies and personal protective equipment, TV sets of medical shows have started donating their extra supplies, CNN reported.
Shows like Fox's "The Resident" and "Grey's Anatomy" have given their extra supplies to local hospitals.
"The Resident" donated personal protective equipment to a local hospital in Atlanta, CNN reported.
Karen Law, a rheumatologist at Grady Memorial Hospital posted a photo of the donations from "The Resident."
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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
According to ABC, the show "Station 19" donated N95 masks to a local fire station and "Grey's Anatomy" donated personal protective equipment.
"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 back-stock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well," Krista Vernoff, executive producer of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Station 19" told "Good Morning America" in a statement.
According to the Hollywood Reporter shows like "New Amsterdam" and "The Good Doctor" have also made donations to local health workers.
Healthcare workers across the country have said they're underprepared and lack personal protective equipment to handle a surge in new coronavirus cases.
So far the US has had over 14,000 infections with more than 200 deaths.
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