Four easy steps to becoming a milk donor:
- Complete a 15-minute phone screening.
- Fill out forms.
- Get a blood test (we pay for it).
- Make arrangements with us for delivery of your milk (at no cost to you).
Our screening usually takes 2 – 3 weeks to complete.
You are probably eligible to donate if:
- You are in good health.
- You have milk that is truly extra, or cannot be used by your baby (bereaved and surrogate mothers are welcome to become milk donors).
- Your milk was put in the freezer within 48 hours of being pumped.
- You are only using medications on our “approved for use in donors” list (call if you have questions!).
- You are able to donate a minimum of 150 ounces (there is no minimum for bereaved donors).
You are not eligible to donate milk if:
- You have or are being treated for HIV, HTLV, hepatitis B or C, or syphilis.
- You or your sexual partner is at risk for HIV, HTLV, hepatitis B or C, or syphilis.
- You have used recreational drugs in the past year, including marijuana.
- You smoke or use tobacco products.
- You drink alcohol daily.
- You spent 3 months or more in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996 OR
- You spent 5 years or more in Europe and/or the United Kingdom between 1980 and the present.
*We accept milk that is up to 3 months old if it is stored in your refrigerator-freezer, and up to 6 months old if stored in a deep freeze or a chest freezer.
Ready to start? Give us a call at 617.527.6263 ext. 3 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in phone message or email:
- Your name and phone number
- Whether you already have milk stored for donation
- Any medications or herbal supplements you are taking (or were taking while pumping)
More questions? Please contact us, or check out our Milk Donor FAQs.