There is a critical shortage of standard donor milk.
Currently in the U.S. and around the world there is not enough banked milk to meet the demand even for those with the most critical need, the premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The current U.S. NICU demand is 9 million ounces annually with only 3-4 million ounces of standard milk was supplied to NICU’s (2013), only filling a fraction of demand for milk for premature babies.
The shortage is even more dire regarding Preemie milk. Preemie milk (non-standard) is the most desired milk by NICU’s but they rarely have the option to purchase as it is in extreme shortage. NICU’s are forced to buy standard milk (when available) and then supplement it with very costly additives and fortifiers to bring up the protein and calorie levels to mimic preemie milk.
With the mission to end the international shortage we are currently building a milk processing facility in Reno, Nevada. Our collection, screening, processing and pasteurization standards exceed the FDA’s Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) as well as HMBANA safety and quality standards. It is our goal to produce safe, disease and drug free standardized milk that hospitals, NICU’s and parents can count on and to assure that every baby in need has access to safe affordable milk.