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Donor Breast Milk Saves Newborn Lives

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December 02, 2016

I have been interning for the New York Milk Bank for the past two years and it has been a exciting and wonderful journey, but its only getting  See more
Elizabet Tavitian


I have been interning for the New York Milk Bank for the past two years and it has been a exciting and wonderful journey, but its only getting started.  I began interning while the NY Milk Bank was still on a mission to bring awareness about donor milk in New York State. Since,  we have an established an office space where we collect excess milk from breastfeeding mothers, pasteurize it, and distribute it to premature and sick infants in need. We currently pasteurize and process 1100 ounces of milk each week and we are quickly out growing our space. In order to meet our future demands we need a bigger space, even more freezers to hold donor milk, and a second pasteurizer which would increase production threefold. With your help we can continue to make a difference!

Make your generous donation today!

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Thank you for taking us this far and for your continued support and belief in the importance of pasteurized donor milk for all infants in need.

The New York Milk Bank Inc wrote -

The New York Milk Bank, founded in 2014, is based in Westchester and is the first and only milk bank in New York State.  Our mission is to get children off to the best possible start and save the lives of premature infants by providing them with safely pasteurized donor breast milk when their own mothers’ milk is insufficient.

  • There are 23 milk banks across the country, but until now there was none in New York. 
  • Human milk is designed by Mother Nature to be the perfect food for infants.
  • Mothers of premature infants often make very little milk because of their significantly shortened pregnancies. 
  • Depriving babies of this most essential of nutrients at this most fragile stage of life can have devastating consequences. 
  • There is a simple and astoundingly economical solution to this problem.
  • Feed these babies milk donated by other mothers who are capable of producing more than enough for their own child and for other infants who desperately need it.

The New York Milk Bank opened this past summer and we are overwhelmed with the response we received - we need to expand. That is why we are on Crowdrise.

Please donate to our campaign and help us to provide donor milk to all babies in need!

The Team: $30,502 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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The New York Milk Bank Inc

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5% Raised of$291,000 Goal

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Susan Vierczhalek

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Katharine Kelter

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12% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Boriana Parvez

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21% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Julie Bouchet-Horwitz

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10% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Roseanne Reed-Motti

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64% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Leigh Anne O'Connor

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24% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Nicole Rogers

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105% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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