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Breast-milk drive seeks to fill critical need at central Indiana hospitals

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis nonprofit held a drive for breast milk Thursday to fill what the group called a critical need in central Indiana.

The Milk Bank held the drive at its office, 5060 E. 62nd St.  

According to the Milk Bank, there is a critical need for human milk at many neonatal intensive care units in central Indiana and the Midwest. 

Donors answer questions about their background and take a simple blood test before their donations are accepted. The Milk Banks says it’s similar to donating blood.

The Milk Bank provides more than 200 gallons of human milk every month, and the need is growing.

The next milk drive is Feb. 4.

Potential donors can contact The Milk Bank here for details.