Name of Organization:
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin
Serve all babies with a medical need for breastmilk.
Organization Mission Statement:
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accept, pasteurize and dispense donor human milk by physician prescription, primarily to premature and ill infants.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin relies on volunteers to help accomplish its mission. Volunteer breastmilk donors are women who are lactating and have given birth within the last year. These volunteers are breastfeeding moms as well as bereaved mothers.
It also welcomes volunteers to help us with milk processing.
How to Donate:
Healthy, lactating women may inquire about becoming milk donors by calling toll-free 1.877.813.MILK (6455) or 512.494.0800 in Austin, Texas. The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin also accepts financial donations for research and charitable care, which ensures that donor human milk is available to all babies with a medical need, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin raises money for two purposes: research and charitable care. Its charitable care program helps us serve all babies with a medical need for human milk, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. The organization shares stories about its milk donors and families who have received donor human milk on its YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/mothersmilkbank. The organization welcomes everyone who wants to learn more about donor human milk to like its Facebook page.
The Executive Director of the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin, Kim Updegrove, is also current president of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.