Mother's Milk Is a Gift Like No Other
There is no greater gift to a family of a fragile NICU baby than donor milk. Milk donations are considered medicinal and milk donors considered lifesavers.
4 Steps to Donation:
Complete a 10-minute phone screening with our donor mother coordinator. You can reach us at (317)536-1670.
Complete and return an informational packet, including signed forms from your baby's pediatrician and your obstetrician.
The Milk Bank will arrange for you to get your blood drawn and cover all costs.
When we receive your paperwork and lab results, our clinical coordinator will review the information and approve you for donation.
Who Is Eligible?
You are a good candidate if you’re a mother who is currently or recently finished lactating and has surplus milk, and if you are:
In good general health
Willing to undergo blood tests, at The Milk Bank’s expense.
Not regularly using medication or herbal supplements, with a few exceptions.
Willing to donate at least 100 ounces of milk by your baby’s 2nd birthday.
You Are Not Eligible If:
You have a positive blood test result for HIV, HTLV, Hepatitis B or C, or Syphilis.
You or your sexual partner is at risk for HIV.
You use illegal drugs or you smoke or use tobacco products.
Between 1980-1996, you were in the United Kingdom for more than three months or in Europe for more than five years.
Getting the Blood Test
Your milk will be prescribed to preterm and critically ill babies. To provide the safest milk possible, we require all donor moms to complete a blood test to screen for harmful viruses. The Milk Bank covers all costs associated with the blood screening. We will be testing for HIV I&II, Syphilis, HTLV I&II (Human T- Lymphotrophic Virus) and Hepatitis B&C. Our staff will arranged for you to have your blood drawn at one of our contracted partners after you complete your initial pre-screening.