While Magen David Adom is Israel's national blood bank, in charge of collecting, testing, and processing 97% of Israel's blood each year, MDA will be soon opening a breast milk bank to allow nursing mothers to donate surplus milk for babies who do not have access to it. Science has shown that breast milk protects babies from disease and helps build the immune system better than artificial formula.
Similar to the processing of
blood donations, MDA will test and analyze the milk before being pasteurized
and stored for future distribution.
Creating a milk bank is another way Magen David
Adom is helping ensure Israel's future stays healthy and strong.