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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Landof2toddlers, Oregon

    Default Considering donating (milk bank running low)

    newspaper article

    The freezers are almost empty at a Denver milk bank that collects breast milk from mothers across the country and delivers it to sick and premature babies, a shortage attributed in part to a rough flu season.
    Three of four giant freezers at Mother's Milk Bank at Presbyterian St. Luke's hospital, one of only 10 milk banks in the country, are bare. The fourth has just four small grocery sacks of frozen milk.
    It's the lowest the supply has been in the bank's 25-year history, said Laraine Lockhart Borman, manager of the milk bank.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Default Re: Considering donating (milk bank running low)

    Can you donate if your baby is over a year old? I thought that you couldn't.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Default Re: Considering donating (milk bank running low)

    You can't donate to HMBANA, but if it is something you are interested in you can try Milkshare.

    Exclusively pumped for Lance Oct 07
    Nursed until just before he turned 3 Levi Oct 09

    Do you have extra milk? Consider donating!

    "So I was welcomed by the consolations of human milk; but it was not my mother or my nurses who made any decision to fill their breasts, but you who through them gave me infant food, in accordance with your ordinance and the riches which are distributed deep in the natural order." -St Augustine

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Considering donating (milk bank running low)

    Wow that's so sad. I have been thinking about donating some milk myself. My baby is only 3 weeks old and I've already put over 200oz in the deep freezer because I've been so engorged. Thank you for posting the HMBANA's site. I just checked their locations and apparently there's a location only a few minutes from my house.
    Hi I'm Stella, mom to Owen (12/06) and Nathan (07/10) and wife to Dale
    Holy Batman! with another BOY due to arrive July 2011

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