Article below is from KKH.
What is Donor Human Milk Bank programme?
The Temasek Foundation Cares – Donor Human Milk Bank programme is a non-profit initiative
to provide pasteurised human donor milk to premature and sick infants at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.
Under the programme, human donor milk is screened,
processed and dispensed by prescription in accordance to the international guidelines
and protocols from the UK National Institute of Health Care (NICE) and the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).
Human Milk Donor
The human milk is donated by nursing mothers who are not biologically related to the recipient baby.
- Similar to blood donors, the human milk donors will be screened for suitability.
- The donated milk will also be tested for infections before and after the process of pasteurisation.
- The Milk Bank will ensure proper handling and storage of the donated milk in a way that protects its nutritional value.
- Human milk donation is voluntary and donors are not paid.
- All donors are kept anonymous.
Interested to be a human milk donor?
For those who are interested to be a donor, please Contact KKH as below to find out more about The Temasek Foundation Cares – Donor Human Milk Bank programme.
Tel: 6394 1986
KK Human Milk Bank
Level 2, Women’s Tower
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm (closed for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm)
(Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Note: The Temasek Foundation Cares – Donor Human Milk Bank Programme is an initiative by Temasek Foundation Cares and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.