Grey’s Anatomy Donating Gloves & Gowns to Fight COVID-19
With the rapid spread of COVID-19, people all across the globe are trying to do their part. This includes people with symptoms who are self-quarantining, the tens of millions of folks practicing social distancing, and the efforts of individuals and charities alike to lending a helping hand—in whatever way they can—to support people in even greater need. As we all learn how to live under novel, legitimately terrifying circumstances, no industry or group of people are working harder than our healthcare providers. That’s why the news that Grey’s Anatomy is joining other medical shows and chipping in to help is so welcome. Grey’s will donate gloves and gowns that are usually part of their wardrobe department to help doctors and nurses battling the virus.
Grey’s Anatomy‘s spinoff Station 19 has already donated supplies. Here’s what showrunner Krista Vernoff told Refinery 29:
“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.”
The lack of medical supplies has become one of the defining through-lines of recent weeks, and Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 join other medical shows, like Fox’s The Resident (they donated gloves, masks, and gowns) and ABC’s The Good Doctor (they’re donating supplies to local hospitals in Vancouver, where the show is set) in trying to offer what they can to help.
After The Resident sent supplies to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Dr. Karen Law, a rheumatologist there, shared this on Instagram:
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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
Here’s more of our coverage on how COVID-19 is affecting the entertainment industry, and how the entertainment industry is trying to do their part to help:
How filmmakers, like cinematographer Kira Kelly, are responding to their sudden furlough.
Featured image: Ellen Pompeo is doctor Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Courtesy ABC.