Sometimes mothers can?t make enough milk for their babies. If a mother?s own milk is not available, the next best thing is pasteurized breast milk from a donor.
Donor milk has active beneficial properties and is similar to mother?s own milk. It is especially critical for the health of sick and very tiny babies.
We are always in need of new donors.
Once mothers have been screened by the BC Women?s Provincial Milk Bank, mothers in the VCH region may drop off breast milk donations at a designated VCH site. The frozen milk is shipped to BC Women's Provincial Milk Bank, pooled, pasteurized, then distributed to babies in need.
Please note: Before attempting to drop off milk to a milk collection depot, you must call the depot that you plan to use to confirm times and location for drop off.
You most likely can donate milk if you are:
For more information visit the BC Women's Provincial Milk Bank website.