Becoming a Donor

​​​Becoming a Human Milk Bank Donor

The Milk Bank accepts breast milk from mothers who have surplus to their own baby's requirements. Mothers are provided general information about becoming a donor and what is involved. Additionally mothers are asked to complete a health questionnaire​ and have a blood test to ensure that they are free from infections known to be transmitted in breast milk.  If the mother is eligible to donate she will be asked to sign a consent form and given further information about the process of expressing, freezing and donating milk. A donor starter pack will also be provided.

If you would like to know more about becoming a donor contact us; 

Phone: (03) 364 4344
Email:  MilkBankNICU@cdhb.health.nz 

For more information download the documents at the top right side of the screen.  

See what some our Donors have to say…

"After having a premature baby earlier this year it really opened my eyes as to how some babies have such a struggle to the start of their wee life...when I was asked to donate to the human milk bank it was a small way that I could make a big difference to their beginning.  The human milk bank is an amazing facility for Christchurch babies and I am so pleased to be a part of this." Rebecca Eckersley, Donor.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming a D​onor

​​The follo​wing frequently asked questions foucses specifically on the types of quesitons that potential donors commonly ask.

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Page last reviewed: 23 November 2016
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