Welcome to the Cheshire & North Wales Human Milk Bank
The Cheshire and North Wales Human Milk Bank was established in 2003 and is based at the Countess of Chester Hospital. On average we process 1000 litres of donated breastmilk each year. Our coverage for donors and recipients of human breast milk spans from Carlisle to Cardiff.
Fundraising Activities for 2013 - **Our 10th Anniversary**
Following the generation donation of £1,349 from Ian and Roberta Gould (pictured left above), we have now purchased and installed our new blast chiller.
Thank you to the Infant Feeding teamand the Bosom Buddies (pictured middle above), for the kind donation of £550 from their breast feeding week raffle during June 2013.
Well done to Lynda who took on a Zip Wire Challenge from the Imperial War Museum to the Lowry in Manchster (pictured right above). Donations for Lynda's brave challenge can still be accepted on the Charities Trust website, click here - thank you for everyone's support. Apparently it's no worse than The Oblivion at Alton Towers!! Click here for news article and more photos...
Recent Developments - Satellite Depots
We now have two fully operational satellite milk bank depots in Hull Royal Infirmary and Royal Preston Neonatal Units. Milk is available to the surrounding hospitals within these two catchment areas to provide ease of access and a cost effective method of distributing our milk. Three others are in the pipeline...watch this space!
Milk is available in the following size bottles complete nutritional analysis -also available in 500ml or 1,000ml volume bags.
The DVD is available from Lynda at the Milk Bank but you can also view the video clips on our YouTube channel
How you can help:
We aim to have a regional service whereby all babies have access to donated breast milk irrespective of the location of their birth. If you would like your baby to receive breast milk, please contact us. All requests will be given our consideration.
Every year babies are born in the Chester area needing the expert support of the Special Care Baby Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Research demonstrates that these sick and premature babies can have their chances of survival and long term development substantially improved if fed with breast milk.