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Local mother's milk bank faces shortage amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 8:36 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 22:36:58-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mountain West Mothers Milk Bank in Salt Lake City receives donated breastmilk from healthy mothers, which they then send to local and regional hospitals to help feed newborn babies.

The nonprofit is remaining fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are taking extra precautions to make sure the donors and babies stay safe.

Director of operations Jennie Noran says says donor mothers need to call ahead to schedule a drop off time with their donor screeners, but after that, drop-off is easy.

But now, the milk bank faces an increased demand, partly because hospitals are holding on to more mother's milk in case of emergencies.

They are in need of donations, both financial and donor milk, to keep up with demand.

To find out how to donate, visit giveyourmilk.org.