MILK DONOR HELPFUL INFO
Tips and advice on how to make your experience as a milk donor more rewarding.
Your generosity is life saving.
1 out of 10 infants in the United States are born premature. These infants have a dramatically reduced risk of an infection called Necrotizing Enterocolitis and death when they are fed human milk. High costs and small scale have prevented all preemies from having access to donor milk. We started this milk bank to change that. Together, with incredible women like you we have successfully reduced cost and improved access to donor milk for infants around the world. Learn more about these life changing donor milk products through our partner, Medolac Laboratories.
USE YOUR DONOR PROFILE
Track your milk donations.
Log into your donor profile using your email address and the password you created when you applied. If you forgot your password visit www.donatemymilk.com where you can reset your password.
Your profile will help you request coolers, track your milk shipments and will remind you every six months that it is time to requalify as a donor. This means you will need to complete another blood test, and update your medical history.
FREEZE YOUR MILK FLAT
Better for shipping & room for pizza.
Not only will you have a bit more space in your freezer, but freezing your milk bags laying flat will ensure that your cooler is packed tightly for shipping to the milk bank. Coolers that are not shipped full have a high risk of thawing in transit. Milk should be less than six months old, never heated or thawed, and no freezer burn. Milk coolers fit between 300 - 400 ounces of frozen milk.
REPLACE YOUR PUMP KIT
Prevent bacteria build up.
You should replace your kit every 4-6 months to reduce the chance of bacterial growth in the kit. This is the most common cause of bacterial contamination of pumped milk. Replacing your ENTIRE kit will reduce the chance of having a shipment of milk fail to meet quality and safety testing at the milk bank.