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Cardiac and vascular center to donate 5,400 masks to hospitals

Posted at 9:45 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 21:45:15-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — A Grand Rapids cardiac and vascular center is donating 5,400 masks to local hospitals and patients in Grand Rapids and Lansing.

Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Centers for Amputation Prevention says it is donating 400 N95 and 4,500 KN95 respirator masks to local hospitals.

Additionally, they are donating over 500 KN95 masks to patients as personal protection equipment.

ACV says one of their founders, Dr. Jihad A. Mustapha, worked with suppliers to get the hard to find masks.

After getting enough for their own staff of 75, they donated the rest to Mercy Health St. Mary’s, University of Michigan Health – Metro Health, Forest View Hospital, Spectrum Health Hospitals and Spectrum Health Rehabilitation.

AVC also donated masks to McLaren Hospital and Lansing patients, where they have a third office.

In a statement, Dr. Mustapha said, “There are workers fighting on the frontlines every day for us all so, with resources as scarce as they are, we must do what we can to assist them. We’re honored to be able to share these masks with our local healthcare providers. We care about our community, and we are truly all in this together.”

ACV says they're still working with vendors, and if they're able to get more PPE they will donate it.