You can support the Milk Bank today by making a financial donation. Your donation will help fund:
- Breast milk expressing kits for donors
- Equipment, such as pasteurisers, freezers and testing of the donated milk to ensure its safe for premature babies
- Expanding the Milk Bank to provide access to more premature babies across Australia
- Research that deepens our understanding of early childhood health
The Milk Bank was launched in September 2018 and currently supplies donated milk to neonatal intensive care units in South Australia. Donated breast milk is given by volunteer donors who have excess breast milk, and who have undergone health and lifestyle screening and testing.
The Milk Bank is made possible by the commitment and collaboration of Australian state governments.
The South Australian government has contributed funds toward this program. This has enabled the collection and supply of pasteurised donor human milk across South Australia, helping even more premature babies, and this includes through their commitment to fund and enable the day-to-day operation and provision of pasteurised donor human milk that is supplied to their state.