How we do it

These are the important steps Lifeblood takes to protect the babies receiving donated breast milk, based on what the latest medical evidence tells us:

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We ask donors some lifestyle questions to make sure there’s nothing that could be harmful in the donation (e.g. infections, medications).
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We screen and test donors for key infectious diseases, using the same world-class processes Lifeblood applies to blood donations.
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We heat the donated breast milk to a certain temperature, then rapidly cool it: this process kills any bacteria or viruses.
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Sending it out
Before we send it out, we test the donated breast milk one more time for bacteria.
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