Milk Bank Media Release

Blood Service announces Milk Bank will provide milk to SA premature babies

You can find the full Milk Bank media release on our news section.

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General Milk Bank

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Milk during processing

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Donor Questionnaire

Milk Bank questionnaire

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NICU Babies

Behind the scenes of the Milk Bank facility

Time stamp

Activity happening

0 – 24sec

Staff returning from seeing a donor with their milk donation

28 – 39sec

Placing unpasteurised donor milk into the quarantine freezer

40sec – 4m 55sec

Unpasteurised donor milk is weighed and entered into the Milk Bank’s tracking system. A unique unit number is generated to label the unpasteurised donor milk

4m 56sec –  5m 11sec

Unpasteurised labelled milk is put into the quarantine freezer 

5m 12sec –  5m 42sec

Unpasteurised milk has been placed in bottles prior to pasteurisation

5m 43sec –  6m 07sec

Loaded baskets of unpasteurised milk are placed in the pasteuriser (5m56sec: a temperature probe is placed into the control bottle – this ensures the correct temperature is reached during the pasteurisation process.)

6m 08sec – 6m 32sec

General activity in the Milk Bank

6m 32sec –  8m 04sec

Staff are taking the thawed unpasteurised donor milk, and measuring it into bottles for pasteurisation. Milk is pasteurised in single donor batches. The tubing and sterile jug insert are all single use. Process is completed in a laminar flow cabined to reduce risk of contamination (best footage from 7m26sec)

8m 05sec – 8m 32sec

Pasteurised milk is placed in the micro-release freezer.

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