Operation Pac-Man, the non-profit organisation created by MGA’s Isaac Larian to help fight the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, has delivered more than 65,000 masks and face shields to 40 hospitals across the US, and has successfully tested a new ventilator prototype and supported the 250-bed makeshift hospital in Los Angeles.
Just seven days on from the launch of the campaign – set up to help provide the much-needed protective equipment to urgently under-resourced health care workers take up the fight against coronavirus across the US, Opration Pac-Man has now ordered two million masks, 500,000 face shields, and 300,000 goggles, all of which are in transit and will arrive next week.
Larian, founder of MGA Entertainment, thee firm behind the likes of LOL Surprise and Little Tikes, said: “Team MGA has worked around the clock to get Operation Pac-Man up and running, but there is still so much more to do.
“I ask everyone to please help in any way you can to support. Any donation amount to Operation Pac-Man will provide more funds to purchase personal protective equipment for our fearless healthcare workers fighting for us.”
In addition, throughout the past week the designers and engineers at MGAE and Little Tikes worked with a local hospital to test the MGAE ventilator prototype design. After a few modifications, it is now ready for production.
The ventilators will be produced at the Little Tikes factory, located in Hudson, Ohio, where the team is already re-tooling machines so that mass production can begin immediately.
Below is a partial list of hospitals and facilities throughout the US that received masks from Operation Pac-Man this week:
American Urgent Care Center
Beverly Hills Cancer Center
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
City of Hope
Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Evergreen Health (WA)
Federal Field Hospital/Los Angeles Convention Center
Garfield Medical Center
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Jewish Home for the Ageing
Kaiser Baldwin Medical Center
Keck Hospital of USC
Los Angeles County Hospital
Maimonides Medical Center (New York City)
Malibu Urgent Care
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital
Montefiore Health System (New York City)
Northridge Hospital Foundation
Parma Hospital Ohio
Providence Little Company of Mary
Providence St. John’s Health Center
St. Francis Hospital (New York City)
Tri-City Medical Center
Valley Health (New Jersey)
West Hills Hospital