A woman calls with extra milk to donate
The donor completes a 4 step screening process. The last step is a blood test.
Milk arrives at the NYMB.
Every bag is inspected.
Milk is gently thawed at room temperature for 4 hours.
Milk is squeezed out of bags after being gently thawed.
Milk continues to thaw in a large glass cookie jar defrosting overnight in a refrigerator.
Milk is stirred in the morning to make sure it is defrosted and homogenized.
After homogenizing it is poured into bottles.
Milk is quickly capped.
Bottles are placed in a cage and submerged for pasteurization.
Our 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 finished product!
Frozen and placed in our inventory.
To be given to a baby in need.