'Grey's Anatomy' donates gloves and gowns amid coronavirus pandemic

Julia Hunt
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US medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has donated gloves and surgical gowns to the fight against the coronavirus.

The hit show starring Ellen Pompeo is set in a hospital and its executive producer said they had a back stock of equipment.

The show’s spin-off about firefighters – Station 19 – has donated masks.

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Yahoo has contacted the BBC over whether British drama Casualty may follow suit.

Executive producer Krista Vernoff told Good Morning America: "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.

"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."

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Grey’s and Station 19 are not the only shows doing what they can amid the pandemic, with an Instagram post revealing that US drama The Resident had donated medical equipment to Grady Hospital in Atlanta.

The post, apparently from a member of staff at the facility, said: “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.

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“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.”