You have to meet the following basic conditions to donate milk:
Donating milk is contraindicated in the following cases:
You should also tell the Banc de Llet if during the donation period:
If you have any doubt or you want to more information, contacts with the:
Human Milk Bank of the Banc de Sang i Teixits
Building Dr. Frederic Duran i Jordà
Passeig Taulat, 106 - 116
T (+34) 93 557 35 00 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Permanent blood donation centres of the Banc de Sang i Teixits (it is necessary ask for a previous appointment)
Other centers where you can ask for information (it is necessary ask for a previous appointment)
CAP Hostalets de Balenyà (ABS Centelles)
C/ Major 46
T. 93 889 83 21
Second Wednesday of every month from 9 to 11 hours
Hospital de Figueres
Ronda del Rector Arolas
T 972 50 14 00
Av. dels Països Catalans, 86
T. 972 26 18 00
Thursday from 11 to 13
CAP de Palafrugell
C. d'Àngel Guimerà, 6
T 972 61 06 07
Wednesday, thursday and friday from 8 to 9.
Hospital de Campdevànol
C. Gombren, 20
T 629 81 03 62 (Lourdes Salgueda)
Interviews on Thursday
Hospital del Vendrell
Carretera de Barcelona, s/n
T 977 25 79 00
Monday to friday morning
Av. Mancomunitats Comarcals, 1-3
T 93 7740210
Call Montserrat Batlle: 93 774 20 20 (extension 154)
Interviews on Wednesday morning
You can donate as much or as little milk as you wish, and you are under no obligation to donate a certain amount or for a specific period of time.
You can stop donating at any time, simply by notifying the bank.
However, it is vital that you honour your commitment to notify the human milk bank of any changes in your state of health or medication.
The aim of the bank of human milk is to ensure the diet with maternal milk of all the premature or newborns of Catalonia that need it for medical prescription and that, for greater causes, can not be suckled by the own mother.
The bank of maternal milk is a skilled centre that carries out the functions of arousing the society on the value of the maternal milk and collect, analyse, process, do the controls of quality and distribute the maternal milk. Besides, it guarantees that the selection, the extraction, the acceptance and the processing of the milk do of an effective and certain way.
Donated breast milk will contribute to the development of low-weight newborns (less than 1,500 grams) or those born before 32 weeks' gestation at risk of a digestive or intestinal pathology, immune deficiency or precarious health, whenever their own mother cannot breastfeed.
It is also used after surgery on the digestive system, as this milk is easier to digest and helps the intestine recover.
Its consumption reduces severe general infections and combats intestinal necrosis, the main cause of death among newborns.