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Mother's Milk Bank of South Carolina

Milk Bank Donation Sites

Mothers Milk Bank of South Carolina, a program powered by the Medical University of South Carolina with support from SC Neonatal Consortium and the SC Birth Outcomes Initiative was established in 2015. Women/Birthing Persons with surplus breastmilk supply are invited to become Milk Bank Donors.

Mothers Milk Bank of SC offers donation sites across the state, including 9 County Extension Offices.

Extension County office donation sites include:

  • Aiken
  • Anderson
  • Barnwell
  • Berkeley
  • Horry
  • Lexington
  • Orangeburg
  • Spartanburg
  • Williamsburg

These donation sites collect breast milk donations and pasteurized human milk is distributed to preterm low birthweight and medically fragile infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the state.

There are 3 easy steps to become a donor:

  1. Complete a 10-15-minute screening
  2. Complete an informational packet
  3. Have a complementary blood test

You are not eligible to donate milk if:

  • You have a positive blood test result for HIV, HTLV, Hepatitis B or C, or Syphilis
  • You or your sexual partner is at risk for HIV
  • You use illegal drugs
  • You smoke or use tobacco products including nicotine patches or nicotine gum
  • You have received an organ transplant, tissue transplant, or a blood transfusion in the last four months
  • You regularly consume more than two alcoholic drinks per day
  • Between 1980-1996, you were in the United Kingdom for more than 3 months

Contact Us at (843) 792-5415 or find a donation site near you with the button below.

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