Canterbury DHB’s Human Milk Bank is thrilled with the support it’s received since it put calls out to the community for donations.
Anthea Franks, Canterbury DHB Human Milk Bank manager, says the response from potential donors, following media coverage of the recent open day, has been wonderful.
“We’ve had enquiries from across the country and we thank everyone for their interest and support but just wanted to remind the community that at this stage we’re only able to take local donations,” Anthea says.
"It’s been so lovely though to have such a genuine response and we’re extremely grateful to all the wonderful mothers out there who want to offer their surplus milk and we thank all of them for their support.”
The Human Milk Bank hopes to have another community open day later in the year.
“In the meantime anyone interested in finding out more information about the milk bank can google "CDHB Human Milk Bank" to get to the website,” Anthea says.
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