You are a good candidate if you’re a mother who is currently (or just recently) lactating and has surplus milk, and if you are:
You are not eligible to donate milk if:
Ready to provide some basic information so we can call you for a phone screening?
Fill out the form on this page to get started or email Laura Tankersley or call her at 512-494-0800 or toll-free 1-877-813.MILK (6455).
Please include the following information in your email:
Your milk will be prescribed to pre-term and critically ill babies. To provide the safest milk possible, we require all donor moms to complete a blood test to screen for harmful viruses. MMBA covers the cost of these tests.
Before taking the blood test, we ask that you first complete the initial phone screening, receive your donor ID number, and have already collected a significant portion of your initial 100 ounces of milk. When you go to have your blood drawn, be sure to bring the requisition form we provide!
The lab will test for:
You may get your blood test done at any of the national and regional blood centers listed below with whom we partner. Find which lab has a location nearest you by visiting their websites.
If you live outside the areas listed and cannot find a lab with whom we contract, please call us to discuss additional options for completing your blood work.
The approval process can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks, depending on how quickly you return your paperwork and get your blood work done--and how soon we receive the completed health forms from your healthcare providers.
Once you become an approved milk donor mom, you’ll be ready to begin dropping off your milk at the Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin or one of our collection sites, or to ship your milk to us at the Milk Bank.
More questions? See Milk Donor FAQs.