If you have an abundance of milk and would be willing to donate this life saving gift to the Mothers' Milk Bank, there is currently a desperate shortage. If you can help, please contact the Mothers' Milk Bank. Information is listed below.
Donor milk banks receive milk from lactating mothers who have been carefully screened for health concerns and communicable diseases, similarly to the way blood banks screen donors. Additionally, milk bank donors must:
- be non-smokers
- not consume excluded medications or alcohol within the specified exclusion period
If you are eligible to donate blood, then you probably meet the criteria for donating milk.
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The Mothers' Milk Bank, located at Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA, is a licensed tissue bank that has been providing milk banking services for over 40 years. Since 1974, over 10,000 donors have provided over 3 million ounces of milk to help babies survive and thrive. Last year our volunteer mothers donated over 507,000oz. of milk to babies in 13 states!
All milk banks are not created equal. Mothers' Milk Bank is non-profit 501(3)(c) organization, and a charter member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) Many milk banks sell donated milk to for-profit companies that process and distribute the milk. To guarantee that you are donating to a non-profit milk bank, make sure that they are a member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA). HMBANA Milk Banks are committed to:
- Maintaining non-profit status
- Providing community service
- Offering reasonable prices
- Ensuring the highest quality
Mothers' Milk Bank
Valley Medical Center
751 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
Toll Free Phone:(877) 375-6645
WakeMed Mothers' Milk Bank in Raleigh, NC (serves New York State)
Find More Milk Banks at Human Milk Banking Association of North America (includes locations Canada)