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Did you know that TV medical dramas use authentic hospital equipment on set? I always assumed they were just Hollywood props. It must cost a lot of money to have the real thing. But it’s good that those items can actually be used on patients.

With several shows suspending their filming during the coronavirus outbreak, producers are donating their excess supplies to local emergency services, including fire departments and hospitals. ETOnline reports that Station 19 gave approximately 300 valuable N95 masks to the City of Ontario Fire Department in California when the producers found out that the firefighters ran out of new ones and were recycling their few remaining masks. They also donated masks to Station 35 in Los Angeles.

The Resident gave their excess masks, gowns, and gloves to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where the show is filmed. The Good Doctor is donating their medical supplies to facilities in Vancouver, Canada. And there are always plenty of gowns and gloves on the set of Grey’s Anatomy. Shonda Rhimes’ (below) flagship series is donating those to help during this critical time.

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