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Aviva Health Opening Breastmilk Collection Site

7:39 PM · Nov 30, 2022

Aviva Health, in partnership with Northwest Mothers Milk Bank (NWMMB) and Healthy Start, is hosting a grand opening for Douglas County’s only milk-drop site Friday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its main Roseburg clinic located at 150 NE Kenneth Ford Drive. The site will serve as a breastmilk collection location for breastfeeding mothers who wish to donate. After completing a simple screening process, donors can drop off their frozen milk at Aviva Health. The milk is then collected and pasteurized by NWMMB and distributed to communities across Oregon where it’s used in neonatal intensive care units to feed premature and ill infants. “Each drop of donated milk is a miracle. When the most fragile infants receive breast milk, they have lower risk of infections and life threatening intestinal complications,” says Dr. Stefanie Rogers, Neonatologist and NWMMB Medical Director. “They leave the intensive care unit earlier, and later in life they have higher IQs and fewer developmental problems.” By opening its own milk-drop site, Aviva Health provides the opportunity for local breastfeeding mothers to help save lives. The milk drop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Screened donors and are encouraged to call Aviva Health’s Women’s and Reproductive Health Department at (541) 492-2086 to arrange drop offs. To learn more about donating milk, please call Northwest Mothers Milk Bank at (503) 469-0955 or (800) 204-4444 or visit www.donatemilk.org. Via Aviva Health Release

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