How milk banks keep donated breast milk safe for babies, part 2

In the first part of this post, we reviewed what breast milk banks are and how they help provide infants with nourishment in many cases.

To keep infants safe, milk banks screen and test milk from donors before passing it along to the hospitals that administer the milk.

What can make donated breast milk unsafe?

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How milk banks keep donated breast milk safe for babies, part 1

Like the generous individuals who donate blood, bone marrow or organs, those who donate breast milk can improve the lives of those in need — in this case, premature babies and other newborns with health issues, like allergies or digestive problems, that might depend on donated breast milk.

In 2009, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, […]

Tox Tuesday: How drugs accumulate and are detected in reservoir matrices

Today, drug testing is a common occurrence in schools, hospitals, and various places of employment. Oftentimes these tests are conducted to make sure an individual is not using illegal drugs or alcohol or to prove there are no drugs in their system after an instance of previous drug or alcohol abuse.

There are various ways […]