Scott and White Medical Center is seeing its new milk depot, serviced by the Mothers' Milk Bank in Austin, thrive and support families in need.
Since May 24, the depot has received more than 2,600 ounces of donated milk.
The convenient drop-off location is giving lactating mothers the chance to respond to the demand for human donor milk in hospital neonatal intensive care units.
As one of the largest suppliers of human donor milk to hospitals across Texas and in 22 states, the MMBA fills prescriptions written by physicians for the most fragile babies who need the sustaining nutrition of donor milk to survive.
Women who are currently breastfeeding infants under 1-year-old are eligible to be screened, at no charge, to become a donor.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin needs 1,200 donors to meet the expected 2017 demand. As of April, 330 women are actively donating to the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, including Scott and White in Temple.
If you are interested in becoming a donor, you can call toll-free 1-877-813-6455 to begin the screening process.
Scott and White Medical Center – Temple is located at 2401 S. 31st St., Temple, Texas 76508. The depot accepts breast milk donations on the 3rd floor of the North Tower from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
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