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March 21, 2016

Contact:  

Janice O’Rourke
The Milk Bank
(317) 536 – 1670
ljorourke@themilkbank.org 

 

Clark Memorial Hospital and The Milk Bank partner to open new Milk Depot

Local parenting community will now accept human milk donations for The Milk Bank    

Jeffersonville, Ind.– Clark Memorial Hospital is partnering with The Milk Bank to open a new milk depot site in Indiana. This milk collection site is the first in Clark County and provides a convenient drop off for women to donate their extra breast milk for processing at The Milk Bank then delivered to fragile infants in hospital neonatal intensive care units. The two organizations will celebrate with a grand opening on March 31st 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited.

 “The Milk Bank hopes to continue forging partnerships with organizations throughout the Midwest in order 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.  

Ellee Humphrey, Clark Memorial’s Director, Women’s and Children’s Services said, “We are excited to partner with The Milk Bank and to offer a needed service to the southern Indiana community.”

According to the American Academy of Pediatricians, 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.  

Approved donors for The Milk Bank will be able to drop off their human milk donations at Clark Memorial Hospital where the milk will be transported to The Milk Bank, where it will be processed then provided to neonates throughout the Midwest. 

Clark Memorial Hospital is located at 1220 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.   

The Milk Bank is a community-supported, not-for-profit organization that was 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.

Clark Memorial Hospital, part of the Regional Health Network of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, a Norton Healthcare and LifePoint Health partnership, is 241-bed acute care facility located on a 22-acre campus in Jeffersonville, Ind.  For more information about Clark Memorial Hospital, please call (812) 283-6631 or visit clarkmemorial.org. 

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