They may play doctors on TV, but many actors and actresses starring in medical dramas are donating to some of the real heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak that is exponentially spreading across the United States.

As hospitals across the country begin to run out of masks, popular shows including FOX's "The Resident," has donated their own supplies used for filming to hospitals in their area.

Supplies included masks, surgical gloves, surgical gowns, booties, and protective headgear.

A rheumatologist reacted to the donation on Instagram, stating:


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WOW! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Georgia filmed show @TheResidentonFox steps up in a MAJOR WAY! They just donated boxes of mask, gloves and gowns to #GradyHospital in the wake of the coronavirus! #Repost @karen.ll.law ・・・ "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

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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. 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... We needed this kind of good news today.”

ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and its spin-off, Station 19, have joined the cause as well.

 

Other shows including The Good Doctor and NBC’s New Amsterdam has also donated supplies.