Holiday Closure Notice

Please be advised that the Milk Bank will be closed for the holidays on December 25th, December 26th, 2019 and on January 1st, 2020.

Milk Donors: As the holiday closures are mid-week this year, we are unable to receive any Purolator Priority overnight shipments from December 19th, 2019 – January 6th, 2020. Staff will be available to respond to phone calls and emails when the Milk Bank is open.

Hospital Orders: We will be open for same-day courier emergency orders only on December 23rd, 24th, 27th, 30th, 31st, 2019 and January 2nd and 3rd, 2020. Normal operations resume on Monday, January 6th, 2020.

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?

Baby and mother in NICU
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

Mother and happy baby
“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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