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Donor Breast Milk Saves Newborn Lives

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November 06, 2016

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Boriana Parvez

THE STORY:

I am raising money for a bigger and more efficient pasteurizer machine which will allow us to process all donated milk fast before it expires and to deliver it to the babies who need it.

 I am hoping that you will be able to support this noble cause and I thank you in advance!

The mothers who selflessly and generously donate their breast milk, our volunteers who commit their energy and time and our financial supporters all make it possible for us to help all tiny babies in their fight for survival.

This cause is dear to me. I am a neonatologist in one of the biggest and busiest level IV NICUs in New York State. I see first hand the devastating effects of NEC (necrotizing entericolitis) a disease affecting the digestive system of premature babies. The cause of NEC is complex but feeding with baby formula increases the risk. We have become very skilled in managing the disease using suffisticated and costly medical and surgically treatments but nevertheless 30% of the affected babies loose their lives to it and the survivors suffer many complications many of which have lifelong effects.

Wouldn't it make more sense to try to prevent this disease instead of reacting to it when it happens? And we already have a simple, no high tech, designed by nature intervention: breast milk!

Unfortunately not all moms are able to produce breast milk despite their maximal effort and support by the healthcare providers. That is why donor milk is so important! I have been using donor milk in my NICU for two years and am happy to share with you that NEC in my NICU has decreased by 45%!

But not all NICUs are using donor milk due to the limited supply and the concerns of high cost! We at The New York Milk Bank and my colleagues in my NICU have spearheaded a legislative coverage of donor milk so cost will longer be a limiting factor and every baby regardless of race or socioeconomic status will have access! And there is no shortage of breast milk thanks to all breastfeeding mothers who have donated tens of thousands of ounces of milk already and continue to do so each day.

Now is up to us to make sure the milk is safe by pasteurizing it expediently and to deliver it to all babies who need it. Just imagine the joy, love, happiness of moms, dads, siblings and extended family members of each saved baby! Just imagine all these birthdays, first days of school days and graduations and all milestones events which can happen only with your generous donation! 

You can make a difference!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,090

MONEY RAISED
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  • Boriana Parvez

    $100

  • Sharmeen Islam

    $50

  • Boriana Parvez

    $100

  • Elena Parvez

    $100

  • Necla Kudrick

    $100

  • Anita

    $100

  • Semsa Gogcu

    $100

  • vanessa mercado

     

  • The Hariprasads

    $50

  • Regine Krechowicz

    $250

  • Jamie Ringel

    $100

  • Omar Parvez

    $250

  • Divya chhabra

    $50

  • myra mercado

     

  • Marietta Jo

    $50

  • Tricia Prettypaul

     

  • Ed & Kallie La Gamma

    $300

  • Stephanie Alvarado

    $60

  • Liza and Ashnay Lodhia

     

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21% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $30,502 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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The New York Milk Bank Inc

Amount Raised

$15,848

 

5% Raised of$291,000 Goal

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Susan Vierczhalek

Amount Raised

$2,425

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Katharine Kelter

Amount Raised

$2,375

 

12% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Boriana Parvez

Amount Raised

$2,090

 

21% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Julie Bouchet-Horwitz

Amount Raised

$1,984

 

10% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Roseanne Reed-Motti

Amount Raised

$1,590

 

64% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Leigh Anne O'Connor

Amount Raised

$1,200

 

24% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Nicole Rogers

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Liza and Ashnay Lodhia

Liza and Ashnay Lodhia

2 years ago

Stephanie Alvarado

Stephanie Alvarado

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Ed & Kallie La Gamma

Ed & Kallie La Gamma

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Tricia Prettypaul

Tricia Prettypaul

For Arti. 3 years ago

Marietta Jo

Marietta Jo

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

myra mercado

myra mercado

3 years ago

Divya chhabra

Divya chhabra

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Omar Parvez

Omar Parvez

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Jamie Ringel

Jamie Ringel

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Regine Krechowicz

Regine Krechowicz

DONATION: $250

3 years ago