Thank you for considering to donate your breast milk to the
Temasek Foundation Community Milk Bank Programme. Below is a list of frequently asked questions for your reference.
Breast milk is the best food for babies, providing nourishment and multiple health benefits. Donated milk can be life saving for sick and premature babies when their own mothers are not able to provide breast milk for whatever reason.
In full term infants with medical conditions such as heart disease and gastro-intestinal malformations, the use of breast milk offers protection from infections, reduces feeding intolerance and fosters better long term growth and development.
Similar to blood donation, donating milk through a milk bank allows the milk to be screened for bacteria contamination and ensures safe and proper handling and storage of the donated milk in a way that protects its nutritional value.
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You may contact KK Human Milk Bank via:
Phone: 6394 1986 Email:
Or visit KK Human Milk Bank at:
KK Women’s And Children’s Hospital 100 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 229899Women’s Tower, Level 2
Operation hours: Monday to Friday (except public holidays)8.30am to 5.00pm (Lunch hour: 1.00pm to 2.00pm)
All personal information obtained by the KK Human Milk Bank are only accessible by authorised personnel. Unique identifiers are assigned to all donors to ensure donor confidentiality.
No. Milk donation is a voluntary initiative and donors will not be paid. This also ensures that milk arriving at the bank is safe and not tampered with for monetary gains. It also ensures that mothers do not deprive their own infants of their milk for monetary gain.
The KK Human Milk Bank
will not accept your milk if you:
If you are taking medications (including herbal remedies), you may still be eligible to donate your milk. Please contact KK Human Milk Bank for clarification.
No. You do not have to pay for the blood tests.
Yes. You will be given a copy of your test results. If you have a positive test result for any of the screening blood tests, we will need to notify the relevant authorities in accordance with statutory requirements. You will be referred to the appropriate specialists for treatment and counseling as needed.
You may donate frozen milk expressed up to 2 months* prior depending on the milk bank's storage availability. You will need to meet all of the following criteria:
*This is subject to change and you will be advised accordingly.
Yes, if you fulfil all of the following criteria:
Donor milk received in acceptable condition will be:
No. Once donated, your breast milk will not be returned to you. If found unsuitable for donation, it will be disposed by the milk bank.
In most instances you will still be able to feed your own baby. Our staff will discuss this with you at the time of counseling.
No. All personal information (donor and recipient) obtained by the KK Human Milk Bank will be kept confidential.
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