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How Can a Mother Become a Donor?

3000 New Bern Avenue, 27610
919-350-8000 | Map & Directions

We are currently accepting new donors, dairy free donors, and premature donors.  

If you are interested in becoming a milk donor, please contact the WakeMed Mothers' Milk Bank at 919-350-8599.  

Milk is donated to the WakeMed Mothers' Milk Bank, and donors are never paid.  However, the Mothers' Milk Bank assumes all costs for blood testing and supplies containers to store milk. 

Most donor mothers find they can begin pumping extra milk (typically four ounces each day) to donate once their own children are a few weeks old and are regularly gaining weight. Donors store the milk in their home freezer, then deliver the milk to our facility.  

The Milk Banks asks out-of-town donors who overnight-express milk to send the product in batches of at least 200 to 300 ounce increments to help keep down shipping costs and ensure that the milk stays frozen.  For more extensive shipping information.

Note: Please count your milk and make sure your have the minimum requirement before contacting the Milk Bank. 

The Four Steps to Milk Donation 

For more information about human milk donation, please visit