Published by Kirby Winn on Thursday, October 6, 2022 in News Releases
(October 6, 2022 | Earth City, Missouri) – ImpactLife is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Milk Bank, a nonprofit improving health outcomes for premature and ill infants. Two ImpactLife locations in the St. Louis region are now serving as Milk Depot locations where approved donors can drop off donations of frozen breast milk.
Donated milk is transported to The Milk Bank in Indianapolis to be pasteurized and distributed to NICUs and outpatient families, primarily in Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky. Ideal candidates for milk donors are non-smoking women in good general health. For clarification on eligibility, contact The Milk Bank at (317) 536-1670 or visit www.themilkbank.org/donate-milk to start the process.
“We are so proud to partner with The Milk Bank to help support this incredible cause,” said Lisa Spitz, Donor Services Manager with ImpactLife. “Our donor center locations in Crestwood and Saint Peters are now operational as Milk Depots and we are excited to meet the generous volunteers who donate to The Milk Bank.”
“The Milk Bank is thrilled to partner with ImpactLife. Their commitment to increasing the awareness of the life-saving benefits of human milk is essential to advancing public health,” said Freedom Kolb, Executive Director of The Milk Bank. “We are so proud to collaborate in the fight against infant mortality.”
ImpactLife life locations in Crestwood and Saint Peters will operate as Milk Depots during the following hours:
Crestwood (9860 Watson Road)
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 7am – noon
Saint Peters (4891 Mexico Road)
Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
About The Milk Bank
The Milk Bank was established to improve health outcomes for premature and ill infants, foster better health for children and decrease health care expenditures. The Milk Bank receives human milk from carefully screened donors, pasteurizes, freezes, and distributes it throughout the United States. The Milk Bank is a nonprofit, community-supported milk bank and a proud member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. For more information, click here.
ImpactLife is a not-for-profit community organization providing blood services to 124 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin, as well as resource sharing partners across the country. Services extend from southcentral Wisconsin to St. Louis, Missouri and from Danville, Illinois to Chariton, Iowa. (See a map of the ImpactLife service region.) ImpactLife operates 22 Donor Centers and holds approximately 5000 mobile blood drives annually to provide blood components needed for patient transfusions at hospitals throughout our region.
For more information, see www.bloodcenter.org and find us @impactlifeblood on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.