If you would like to order milk for use in your neonatal unit or hospital, please contact us by calling 01582314130 or 1, or by email (email@example.com).
If you need donor milk in an emergency, please call the out-of-hours phone.
If you are a doctor working in the community, and would like to enquire about using donor milk for either a sick baby or a mother who cannot breastfeed for medical reasons, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read about the experience of working with the HMB from neonatal unit’s perspective, read our guest blog by Lauren Wong, Senior Sister and Infant Feeding lead nurse at the Luton and Dunstable NICU.
Safety, tracking and tracing, accreditation and professionalism
The safety of donor milk is a critical concern to every milk bank, and we have adopted the highest standards at the Hearts Milk Bank from the outset. Where innovation is needed to ensure safety throughout the process, we are working together with partner organisations to create a true centre of excellence.
This weekend, milk banks and NICUs worldwide celebrated World Human Milk Donation Day! For everyone working in human milk banks, today is the day above all others when we consider the global nature of human milk donation. There are currently over 600 milk banks operating in at least 60 countries around the world. We recognise […]Read More
We’ve been busy recruiting donors and pasteurising milk for 4 months, and have built up large stocks. Milk is now leaving our doors to hospitals for use on neonatal units, and also to mothers in the community who have medical reasons that mean they cannot breastfeed. We are delighted, and so grateful to all who […]Read More
Although there has not been a single documented case of a baby becoming infected with a transmissable virus from screened donor milk, a theoretical risk of such an infection exists. Therefore, the safety of donor milk is the paramount concern to every milk bank. At the Hearts Milk Bank, we have adopted the highest standards […]Read More