One Chicago series donate supplies to help coronavirus pandemic

100th Episode Celebration -- Pictured: (l-r) Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
100th Episode Celebration -- Pictured: (l-r) Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

The One Chicago franchise has donated supplies from Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD to help Illinois hospitals fight coronavirus.

The One Chicago series are helping to battle the coronavirus pandemic by donating supplies from their inventory to the Illnois Department of Public Health.

The Chicago Tribune reported over the weekend that Chicago Med prop master Chris Shader and medical consultant Dr. Andrew Dennis had organized a donation effort to help hospitals that have been running short on supplies as the United States continues to deal with coronavirus.

Among the items being donated are medical supplies from Chicago Med, N95 masks from the set of Chicago Fire, and unspecified gear from Chicago PD.

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According to the Tribune, the move follows a separate donation that staff had already made to one emergency room in Rockland, Illinois that was reportedly without any supplies at all.

The article quoted Med producer Carla Corwin, who said via email that the shows were sending all their gear to the Department of Public Health “and they can distribute to the various hospitals as they see fit.”

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As Illinois joined the list of states requiring citizens to stay in their homes recently, One Chicago joined the group of TV series that have been taking the protective gear and supplies they use for props and giving them to hospitals in need.

Other series that have participated thus far include NBC‘s medical drama New Amsterdam, FOX‘s The Resident, and ABC‘s Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy.

It’s one more way that communities are banding together in hopes of stopping the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to the health and economic effects worldwide, the pandemic has also had a debilitating effect on the entertainment industry, including the shutdown of production on all three of the One Chicago series before they were finished filming their current seasons.

While it’s unknown yet exactly how that will affect our favorite shows, we can all take solace in the fact that they’re donating the supplies that they won’t be using to a very worthy cause, and doing something good off-screen and not just on-screen.

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