Complete a 1 minutes pre-screen online or by calling.
Complete Health Questionnaire
We take care of contacting your health care provider.
Get Blood Drawn
We’ll arrange a convenient blood draw and cover the costs.
Start Saving Lives
Receive your donor ID and make your first donation.
Preemies need you
Donate Breastmilk, Save Lives
There is no greater gift to a family of a fragile NICU baby than donor milk. Milk donations are more than just nutrition, it’s life-saving medicine. Over 1,000 superheroes each year answer the call to save a life. Will you join them in helping a baby in need?
The overall process takes approximately 32 days. While this may seem like a long time, it’s a vital step to ensuring that we go through all safety measures and health assessments necessary.
Your hard work saves lives.
Your hard work can save lives. We’re in
desperate need of donated breast milk for babies.
Will you become a first responder to a baby in need?
Click below to begin the process.
For preemies & sick infants, human milk is lifesaving medicine. Hospitals rely on milk banks to provide pasteurized donor milk for these fragile patients when a parent is unable to provide their own.
Whether you have 50 ounces, a freezer full, or plan to donate a little at a time throughout your breastfeeding journey – EVERY OUNCE COUNTS! One ounce provides up to three feedings for the tiniest NICU champs.
If you’ve been recording the date pumped on your storage containers, we can accept milk that has already been pumped! Your donor specialist will review storage guidelines & let you know if there are any exceptions based on your health questionnaire. Milk can be stored in a standard fridge-freezer up to six months or a deep freezer up to nine.
The Milk Bank never profits from your generous donations! There are financial costs for all of the safety measures that help turn gifts of milk into medicine for fragile babies. Hospitals pay this processing fee & our outpatient families have access to a sliding-scale Medical Relief Fund.
At The Milk Bank, your lovingly pumped breast milk becomes lifesaving nutrition! After a careful intake process, milk is weighed, recorded by your Donor ID and kept frozen. Once in the lab, milk is defrosted, nutritionally analyzed, and pooled with milk from up to four other donors. Milk is portioned into specialty bottles, sealed, and labeled with a tracking bar code before being pasteurized to kill any harmful bacteria. Pasteurized milk is stored in a walk-in freezer, while one bottle is sent offsite for a final microbiological test. After the results are in, frozen pasteurized donor milk is sent to tiny tummies in the hospital and at home!
On average, the process takes 32 days, but many donors fast-track the process and can become approved donors in half the time by scheduling their blood test & asking their doctor to be on the lookout for a fax from The Milk Bank!