How It All Works

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

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