Journal article

Development and evaluation of formal guidelines for donor selection for human milk banks.

Vanessa Clifford, Christine Sulfaro, June Lee, Joanne Pink, Veronica Hoad

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: Donor selection for milk banks is essential to ensure the safety and nutritional quality of the donor milk, and to ensure that the prospective donor and her breastfeeding infant do not come to harm through donating. Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Milk went through a robust process to develop a set of criteria for the selection and screening of potential breast milk donors, which included development of a Donor Questionnaire (DQ), supported by a formal set of Guidelines for the Selection of Milk Donors. Key screening questions from the DQ were made available to prospective donors to self-screen prior to the formal assessment process. The aim of this study was to review the outcomes of mi..

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