four Simple Steps to Donating Your Milk
Who can donate milk?
You're a good candidate if you’re a mother who is currently (or just recently) lactating and has surplus milk, and if you are:
- In good general health
- Willing to undergo a free blood test
- Not regularly taking pills besides Ibuprofen, Tylenol, the mini pill, Zyrtec, Claritin, and prenatal vitamins
- Willing to donate at least 100 ounces of milk, or 200 ounces if you'll be shipping your milk to us
- Pumping for a baby under the age of 1 (bereaved and surrogate mothers are also eligible to donate)
- Able to drop off your milk at one of our 50+ collection sites in Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, and the DC area. Or, if your state doesn't have a HMBANA milk bank, we can help you ship your milk to us.
- Looking to donate milk that's been frozen for 8 months or less
You are not eligible to donate milk if:
- You have a positive blood test result for HIV, HTLV, Hepatitis B or C, or Syphilis
- You use illegal drugs, tobacco products, or any form of marijuana or CBD
- You drink alcohol on a daily basis
- You use daily medication or herbal supplements on our prohibited list (call to clarify)
- Between 1980-1996, you were in the United Kingdom for more than three months or in Europe for more than five years
More questions? See Milk Donor FAQs.