Nonprofit Mother's Milk Bank becomes first breastmilk bank in SC; by donating contributions to neonatal ICU, hopes to reverse rate of infant mortality.
"South Carolina’s first breast milk bank opened in North Charleston last week with a 34-liter donation — two coolers full — of frozen milk from an anonymous Georgetown mom. While online breast milk transactions have become increasingly popular between moms who produce too much milk and moms who can’t produce enough, breast milk at this new milk bank won’t be sold to the general public. Instead, donated milk will be pasteurized on site, analyzed for nutrients, tested for safety at the Medical University of South Carolina and then distributed to neonatal intensive care units across the state that serve some of South Carolina’s smallest, sickest newborns." -- Lauren Sausser, the Charleston Post and Courier