Monday, October 17, 2011

How to Donate to Mother's Milk Bank

If you have an abundance of milk and would be willing to donate this life saving gift to the California Milk bank, there is currently a desperate shortage. If you can help, please contact the Mother's Milk Bank. Information is listed below.

The Mothers' Milk Bank of California, located at Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA, is a licensed tissue bank that has been providing milk banking services for over 30 years. Since 1974, over 4000 donors have provided over 1.5 million ounces of milk to help babies survive and thrive. Last year alone, the MMB provided over 250,000 ounces of donor milk to babies throughout California and the West.

All milk banks are not created equal. Mothers' Milk Bank of California is non-profit 501(3)(c) organization, and a charter member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) Many milk banks sell donated milk to for-profit companies that process and distribute the milk. To guarantee that you are donating to a non-profit milk bank, make sure that they are a member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).  HMBANA Milk Banks are committed to:

  • Maintaining non-profit status
  • Providing community service
  • Offering reasonable prices
  • Ensuring the highest quality

Location Contact
Mothers' Milk Bank
Valley Medical Center
751 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
phone:(408) 998-4550
fax: (408) 297-9208

More Resources
La Leche League International
Mothers' Milk Bank at Austin, TX
Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Triangle Mothers' Milk Bank, Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, NC
Mothers' Milk Bank of Ohio, Columbus, OH
Mothers' Milk Bank of Denver CO
Mothers' Milk Bank of Indiana IN
Human Milk Banking Assn of North America