The Human Milk-Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) is a non-profit association of donor human milk banks that was established in 1985 to provide donor breastmilk to needy infants. Currently they are running the following notice on their site index.
Milk Donors are URGENTLY NEEDED. If you have extra milk, please contact your nearest HMBANA milk bank. HMBANA milk banks process donated human milk primarily for fragile and vulnerable infants to ensure they have an adequate and safe supply of this life-giving and life-sustaining supplement when mother’s own milk is not available.
If you are considering donating breastmilk please have a look at this organization. They do something incredibly special and they are the umbrella organization I would recommend as a first choice for those donors that qualify to work with them.
Comments are another story!
I’ve been puttering about in the backroom here at the blog today. Just a bit here and there upgrading and tweaking – and nuking the background and some of the post formatting and…
As I was poking around and reviewing the comments (some of which are STILL making me too crazy-mad to deal with) I decided it’s not a lack of things to post about that is keeping me out of here. It’s the general expectation ‘out there’ that I need to commit myself to being available for comments before I am allowed to post anything. Then I thought “Heh. It’s my blog and if I want to post something without allowing comments there’s a nifty little button that lets me. The world will not end if I choose to do that and if people on the internetz say “She’s doin’ it ‘rong!” I will survive.”
I’m going to be sharing things that interest me and directing people to the source for comments on anything I might share that is comment worthy (since I think that’s a cool thing to do). I won’t be apologizing for not enabling comments – cuz it’s my blog and I don’t have to if I don’t want to *grin* but it is my intention to get the blog feeling spifty* enough that I want to open up comments.
Now, About that damn background that seems to have headed off for parts unknown…
* yes, I made up that word. I’m quirky that way.