How It All Works

Donor mums are screened and tested (more information here). They express milk following our hygiene guidelines and store in their freezer.

Volunteer drivers collect the milk from the donors’ homes and deliver it to the milk bank. In some areas blood bike groups also collect from donors’ homes.

Milk is defrosted, tested and screened (more information here).

Milk is despatched to hospitals from the milk bank in Chester and from our network of depots (more information here). We are able to supply milk anywhere in England, Wales and Ireland via blood bike services and a cost effective frozen courier service ensuring milk is kept at optimal temperature during transport.