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PREM Bank Information for Donors

Could you be a breast milk donor?

Mothers producing more milk than their own infant requires may want to consider donating their excess milk to our recognised human milk bank.

Human milk is the best food for human babies, especially when they are born sick or premature. Giving these babies breast milk helps reduce the number of gastro intestinal infections and supplies special immuno-protective properties to increase their chances of survival for long-term growth and development.

Before accepting milk from donors, we ensure they are healthy by screening them through completing a questionnaire and undertaking a blood test.

The PREM Bank welcomes all enquiries from women who are breast feeding or planning to breast feed in the future. However, not all breast feeding mothers can be donors, so before contacting us please read our Frequently Asked Questions and complete our online preliminary Donor Screening Assessment.

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