Hendricks Regional Health, Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast partnering to open Hendricks County’s first milk depot site

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, Kelly Fischl, a lab technician at the Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast, pours donated breast milk into a plastic bottle for pasteurization. The pathogens are removed so the milk can be distributed to babies in need. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, Kelly Fischl, a lab technician at the Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast, pours donated breast milk into a plastic bottle for pasteurization. The pathogens are removed so the milk can be distributed to babies in need. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

DANVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Hendricks Regional Health is partnering with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast to open Hendricks County’s first milk depot site. Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast started operations in 2011.

The donations to The Milk Bank will go toward keeping the community’s children healthy. The collection site will be at the Hendricks Regional Health Pediatric Unit. It provides a drop off for women to donate their extra breast milk. After the hospital receives the donations, they are sent to The Milk Bank for processing and then delivered to infants in need in hospital neonatal intensive care units.

A grand opening celebration of the new site is Monday at 10 a.m. at the Hendricks Regional Health West Atrium, located at 1000 East Main Street in Danville.

The event is public.