In January 2017, Lourdes Hospital proudly became the 20th milk depot of the New York Milk Bank (NYMB).
A milk depot is a milk collection location where women can donate their milk to help save the lives and improve health outcomes of vulnerable premature babies.
To Donate Milk:
Call the NYMB at 212-956-MILK (212-956-6455) to set up a quick health screening over the phone.
Fill out the health and lifestyle questions, consent forms, and medical releases you receive from the NYMB.
Have your blood drawn for a free blood test.
Donate your milk to the Lourdes milk depot.
For more information about who can donate milk, please visit the NYMB website at http://www.nymilkbank.org/donate-milk
The New York Milk Bank is a member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) and is licensed by the New York State Department of Health. There are now 25 non-profit donor milk banks in North America, with another 6 banks in development.
The New York Milk Bank is supported by The New York City Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition Inc., New York State Perinatal Association, New York Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. More information about the New York Milk Bank, can be found at: http://www.nymilkbank.org