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Human Milk Saves Lives

Use of an exclusive human milk diet for preterm and low-birth weight infants reduces mortality by 75%.

Pasteurized Donor Human Milk as Standard of Care

The Milk Bank provides a reliable supply of safe donor milk as a medical treatment for even the most fragile infants.

Since 2005, The Milk Bank has been proud to be recognized as an accredited member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) and registered with the FDA. HMBANA guidelines provide evidence-based direction to support the screening, handling, and distribution of a safe product that saves lives.

Safety in Every Bottle

Each bottle is labeled with the pasteurization date, expiration date, batch number, calorie level and protein level. All bottles are sealed and checked for quality prior to pasteurization to ensure safety during processing and transportation.

The Milk Bank offers PDHM packaged as follows:

  • 17 Kcal/oz/ and 20 Kcal/oz. Available in both 2 oz. and 4oz. bottles.
  • 22+ Kcal/oz. Available in 2 oz. bottles only.

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Safety Protocols

milk process

The Milk Bank follows strict screening, processing, and dispensing guidelines established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) to ensure the safety of pasteurized donor human milk.

These guidelines have been established with the advisement of the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the blood and tissue industries. Potential donors provide complete medical and lifestyle histories, and undergo blood tests similar to the screening process used at blood banks.

Donated milk is pasteurized to kill any bacteria or viruses. Before the pasteurized milk is dispensed, bacteriological testing is done by an independent lab to ensure its safety.

Milk Donors are rigorously screened, healthy lactating mothers who have delivered a baby within the last 24 months.

Order PDHM from The Milk Bank

To order PDHM for your unit or patients, complete the order form and send by fax (317-536-1676) or email (orders@themilkbank.org).

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