How We Do It!

Donors are selected after a very careful screening process to make sure their milk is as safe as possible. They must submit a detailed life-style and medical history review including clearance from their doctor and the baby’s doctor. Then their blood is tested for infectious diseases. The process takes several weeks until NYMB accepts their milk.

After a thorough screening process  women have three choices to deliver milk to the bank.

  1. Drop your milk off at our bank
  2. Drop your milk off at one of our milk depots
  3. Ship your milk to the bank in a prepaid cooler

Once the milk arrives, it is sorted by the month and stored until we are ready to process it.

Milk is thawed overnight in a refrigerator. Stirred and homogenized gently and then pooled with one or two donors. It is then poured into bottles, and submerged in a pasteurizer for 30 minutes. A random sample is sent to the laboratory to test the milk for bacteria. Once cleared, milk enters our inventory.

A DONOR HAS TOO MUCH MILK AND CALLS NYMB.

SHE IS SCREENED AND HER BLOOD TESTED.

Once approved she can drop off her milk at one of our milk collection sites or ship it to us overnight in a prepaid cooler.

MILK ARRIVES AT NYMB

MILK CHECK IN

Every bag is inspected.

THAWING IN TRAYS

Milk is gently thawed at room temperature for 4 hours.

Preparation for Thawing

Milk is squeezed out of bags after being gently thawed.

OVERNIGHT THAWING IN REFRIGERATOR

Donor milk continues to thaw in a large glass cookie jar defrosting overnight in a refrigerator.

STIRRING

Milk is stirred in the morning to make sure it is all defrosted.

POURING

After homogenizing it is poured into bottles.

CAPPING

Milk is quickly capped

PASTEURIZING MILK

Bottles are placed in a cage and submerged for pasteurization

Our beloved ACE pasteurizer has handled over 200,000 of milk in less than 2 years.

One bottle is randomly selected and sent to a lab to be tested for bacteria.

The final product – Pasteurized Donor Human Milk!

Frozen and placed in our inventory.

To be given to a baby in need….

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