The Women’s Hospital, Newburgh, Indiana, is partnering with The Milk Bank to have a milk donor drive. This milk collection site provides a convenient drop off for women to donate their extra breast milk for processing at The Milk Bank. After processing, the milk is then delivered to fragile infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units throughout the Midwest. The milk drive will be located in room 1118 at The Women’s Hospital on November 12th, 11a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Women’s Hospital is located at 4199 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, Indiana
Mothers with excess breast milk are welcome to bring their milk with them. They will fill out a medical history form and have blood drawn for testing. After approval they can continue to drop off excess milk at the milk depot located at The Women’s Hospital.
“The milk bank hopes to continue forging partnerships with organizations across the Midwest to make the process of human milk donation easier for donor moms and families, while also helping to support breastfeeding in local communities,” stated Janice O’Rourke, Executive Director of The Milk Bank.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, human milk is the standard food for all infants including premature and sick infants. Human milk provides optimal nutrition and unique health benefits that last beyond infancy.
Mothers who are interested in donating milk may contact The Milk Bank at 317-536-1670 with any questions.
The Milk Bank is a community-supported, not-for-profit organization that launched in 2005. The Milk Bank believes that human milk is best for all babies, and through the generosity of mothers, careful screening, and processing, provides human milk to fragile premature babies in neonatal/newborn intensive care units. The Milk Bank is a proud member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. For more information regarding The Milk Bank’s mission, core programs and donation opportunities, visit themilkbank.org or call (317) 536-1670.