Becoming a Human Milk Bank Donor
The Milk Bank accepts breast milk from mothers who have surplus to their own baby's requirements. Mothers are provided general information about becoming a donor and what is involved. Additionally mothers are asked to complete a health questionnaire and have a blood test to ensure that they are free from infections known to be transmitted in breast milk. If the mother is eligible to donate she will be asked to sign a consent form and given further information about the process of expressing, freezing and donating milk. A donor starter pack will also be provided.
If you would like to know more about becoming a donor contact us;
Phone: (03) 364 4344
For more information download the documents at the top right side of the screen.
See what some our Donors have to say…
"After having a premature baby earlier this year it really opened my eyes as to how some babies have such a struggle to the start of their wee life...when I was asked to donate to the human milk bank it was a small way that I could make a big difference to their beginning. The human milk bank is an amazing facility for Christchurch babies and I am so pleased to be a part of this." Rebecca Eckersley, Donor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming a Donor
The following frequently asked questions foucses specifically on the types of quesitons that potential donors commonly ask.