Thank you for considering to donate your breast milk to the
Temasek Foundation Cares - Donor Human 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. Similar to blood donation, donating milk through a milk bank allows the milk to be screened for infections 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 229899 Level 2, Women’s Tower
Operating hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm (closed for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm) (Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
All personal information obtained by the KK Human Milk Bank will be kept confidential and only accessible by authorised personnel in KK Human Milk Bank. All donors will be assigned a unique identifier.
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. Please contact KK Human Milk Bank for further enquiries.
No. You do not have to pay for the blood tests. Storage bottles will be provided by KK Human Milk Bank.
Yes. We will arrange to meet with you after your blood test results are out. 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 can donate milk expressed up to 3 months prior, provided it has been stored in the freezer. You will need to meet all of the following criteria:
Yes, if you fulfil all of the following criteria:
After ensuring that your milk has arrived in an acceptable condition, it will be:
No. Your donation is an outright gift. Once donated, your breast milk will not be returned to you. If found unsuitable for donation, it will either be disposed by the milk bank or used for research.
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.
All personal information obtained by the KK Human Milk Bank will be kept confidential and only accessible by authorised personnel in KK Human Milk Bank. Thus, the identity of the recipient will not be disclosed to you.
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