Milk donation

Discussion in 'Feeding & Nutrition' started by zebrastripes, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. zebrastripes

    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    I've read about this,and decided to give it a shot.the problem is,the only bank here seems to be in Enniskilen which is like..miles away..and I'm in Down.Soo...anyone ever done it?Did they have some sort of collection service,and how far out would they come?
    I'd really like to do this and will be really dissapointed if I can't :(
     
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    valentine Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rebekah,

    I really really wanted to do this too and was gutted to find out I couldn't. My nearest milk bank is in Glasgow which is about 70+ miles from me and they only collected within Glasgow city. I phoned and spoke to the contact on the website and this is what she told me, although she took my number in case they were ever desperate for donations.

    I hope it works out for you - keep us posted. I think its such as shame there aren't more milk banks as I bet many more b/feeding mothers would donate, but I understand they must be very complicated to run and expensive to staff etc.

    Good luck!

    Valentine Xxx
     
  3. Emmylou

    Emmylou Well-Known Member

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    No help I'm afraid, but wanted to wish you luck with it hun :hug:
     
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    annem Well-Known Member

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    my mum has told me they used to have a machine at most hospitals called 'daisy' that collected milk but she thinks they stopped it for some reason

    good luck :hug:
     
  5. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to do it too but my nearest is in Birmingham and there are loads of rules... they don't mind about the quantities you give but they want them regularly instead of every so often. Which for me just wouldn't work out to be viable :(

    It's such a pity. They should work in partnership with the blood donation people or something and let us pump off in the giving blood vans, surely they're going to hospitals anyway? :think:

    Shame though :(
     
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    SarahH Well-Known Member

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    I'd never even heard of this to be honest.... good luck tho!
     
  7. zebrastripes

    zebrastripes Well-Known Member

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    Well,I've emailed them,and if I don't get a reply in about a week I'll phone.I really do hope I can do this-thanks for the link valentine!
     
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    weenik Well-Known Member

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    I also wanted to do this - my mum used to do it and I remember them coming to pick it up when she was feeding my younger sister. There's nowhere near me that does it either which is a shame. Good luck with it, I really hope you are able to do it because it will be very rewarding xx
     
  9. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    I think your all great wanting to do it in the first place, takes a big hearted person. :hug:
     

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