Tag Archives: donor milk

A Bereaved Donor’s Thoughts on National Donor Day

By Amy Anderson National Donor Day was originally established in 1998 to coincide with Valentine’s Day. It is a day to not only think more about cherishing our loved ones but also a reminder to extend kindness to others by

Extremely Low Birth Weight, Premature Baby Thrives on Donor Milk Program

Bella Marie was born at just over one pound at the gestational age of 23 weeks and has thrived through significant prematurity-related challenges. Northwell Staten Island University Hospital documents how she was the first patient to receive pasteurized donor human milk.

Making the Dream True

Statue of MLK

Originally posted on January 18, 2016. by Naomi Bar-Yam Today we observe and celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Both of my parents were involved, individually and together, in the Civil Rights movement, including marching with Rev. King.

Young Nurses on a Mission: Starting a Donor Milk Program

Bridgeport nurses

By Jacquelyn Ferraro, BSN, RN, and Megan Murphy, BSN, RN The nurse residency program at Yale New Haven Health-Bridgeport Hospital is a year-long program that helps new graduate nurses learn about hospital services, gain confidence in their new roles, and

A Conversation with NICU Nurse and IBCLC Dara Barnett

NICU nurse Dara Barnett

Originally posted on November 24th, 2015 by Amber Star Merkens My journey to becoming the NY Outreach Coordinator for Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast  was heavily influenced by a very personal experience with life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). My daughter

World Day of Human Milk Donation

A day of celebration and awareness Today, May 19, 2016, is World Day of Human Milk Donation. On this day we honor all moms who donate milk to nonprofit milk banks, everywhere in the world. At the recent international conference

Medical Laboratory Professionals

Ladies in the milk bank lab

We couldn’t do our work without them By Naomi Bar-Yam This week, April 24-30, is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. It is an opportunity to learn more about how lab professionals enhance health and save lives, and to publicly thank those

Statement on Analysis of Donor Human Milk

Milk bank lab

We often answer questions from health care providers about our detailed and evidence-based safety protocols, including donor screening modeled after blood banking and milk storage, and testing and pasteurization techniques compliant with FDA food preparation regulations and the Human Milk