Receiving Donated Breast Milk
We provide safe pasteurized milk from carefully screened donors to New York’s fragile and sick infants, thus improving their potential to survive and thrive. We also provide donor milk to full-term healthy infants. Due to the generosity of our milk donors, NYMB has an abundance of donor milk available.
To Receive milk today call 212.956.6455
HOW IT WORKS
Receiving milk as an Institution
Apply to obtain a New York State Milk Bank License
In New York donor milk is considered a tissue (not a food) and hospitals in NY must have a license by the New York State Department of Health. There is no fee for the license and NYMB will help you fill out the forms. The forms needed are: 2973 2973C and 2973I (instructions). You need policies and procedures for dispensing milk and keeping track of recipients. Hospitals can store donor milk in the same freezer that mothers on the unit store their own milk. Clearly label the milk and store it in different bins and/or shelves.