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