HOLIDAY CLOSURE NOTICE

Milk Donors: Please be advised that the Milk Bank will be closed for the Holidays from December 24th , 2018 and reopening on January 2nd, 2019.  During this time we are unable to receive any milk shipments or respond to donor emails.  Donor screening phone interviews for approval to donate will resume on Jan. 2nd, 2019.  Shipping of milk via Priority overnight courier will resume the week of January 7th, 2019.

Hospital Orders:  The Milk Bank will be closed Dec. 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan. 1, 2019  We will be open for same day courier emergency orders only on Dec. 27th, 28th.

Donated breastmilk can help save a baby’s life

You can help save a baby’s life by donating your breastmilk to the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank, an Ontario-wide resource for pre-term and sick hospitalized infants.

Who Benefits from Donor Milk?

Donating breastmilk can help save a preterm baby’s life by dramatically reducing the rate of a serious medical complication. There are approximately 1500 low birth weight babies in Ontario a year and 70% of preterm babies in hospitals across Ontario don’t have access to a full supply of their mother’s own milk, leaving them with reduced vital nutrients and protective properties.

Be a Milk Donor

“Becoming a milk donor could be a life altering decision for a baby who is medically fragile. It is a generous and impactful gift that we hope Ontario mothers will make.”

Dr. Sharon Unger, Medical Director, Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank.

Be a Milk Donor

A Gift from One Mother to Another

The Rogers Hixon Ontario Milk Bank is the only milk bank in Ontario to collect breastmilk from women, pasteurize it, and provide it to the most medically fragile hospitalized babies.

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