Queensland Milk Bank

Queensland Milk Bank

To improve and futureproof the Queensland Milk Bank’s service capabilities for years to come, we are merging with Red Cross Lifeblood to build a new milk bank.

Based in Queensland, the new Milk Bank will establish an integrated supply of life-giving donor breastmilk and generate more capacity to collect, pasteurise and store milk for distribution across Australia.  As a result, life-enhancing milk will be available to more preterm and unwell babies across Australia than ever before.

We are eternally grateful to the generous donors who have supported the Queensland Milk Bank for the past eight and a half years. Thousands of babies have received a better start to life thanks to these selfless individuals. We are also grateful to our entire Milk Bank community who have inspired and supported our cause every single day.

The Queensland Milk Bank is no longer be accepting new donors. If you would like to apply to be a donor with the new Lifeblood Milk Bank, please visit https://www.milkbank.com.au/ for further information.

Frequently asked questions

Australia Red Cross Lifeblood and the Queensland Milk Bank are merging to improve and futureproof the donated breast milk supply to vulnerable infants. This merger will enable us to expand capacity with the construction of a new, larger facility funded by the Department of Health. There will also be great potential for future research projects into the benefits of donated breast milk in other vulnerable infants for whom it’s not currently available.

The new facility will be a Lifeblood facility and it will be operated in collaboration with Queensland Milk Bank.

44 Musk Avenue Kelvin Grove. Just around the corner from the existing Queensland Milk Bank.

We will continue to supply all of the hospitals that Lifeblood and Queensland Milk Bank currently supply, and any others that need supply. The supply will not be interrupted by the merger.

We are so grateful to all of our generous donors to date. Once the new facility is built and operational, we will be encouraging new donors to apply.

Yes, due to privacy reasons the Queensland Milk Bank is unable to share confidential donor details with Lifeblood systems. If you have or are currently donating to the Queensland Milk Bank, you will need to reapply to be a donor with Lifeblood. We are working to make this process as fast and simple as possible for those who would like to continue donating.

This merger will provide opportunity to create more jobs as the service expands. Queensland Milk Bank staff will play a vital role in the transition to the new Milk Bank.

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Location: Level 6, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 0542
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Open: Monday-Friday 6.45am-3.15pm
Media enquiries: metronorthnews@health.qld.gov.au

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We’ve accepted our 1000th donor at the Queensland Milk Bank!🥳 That person is amazing new mum Shannon and she happens to share an extra special connection to #RBWH, the home of our Queensland Milk Bank. Not only did Shannon have her baby Holly at RBWH, she was born there too and now works in the Nuclear Medicine department.

Thank YOU to all 1000 of our donor mums who have provided life-enhancing milk to tiny babies right across the country since 2012.
21 August 2020

We’ve accepted our 1000th donor at the Queensland Milk Bank!🥳 That person is amazing new mum Shannon and she happens to share an extra special connection to #RBWH, the home of our Queensland Milk Bank. Not only did Shannon have her baby Holly at RBWH, she was born there too and now works in the Nuclear Medicine department.

Thank YOU to all 1000 of our donor mums who have provided life-enhancing milk to tiny babies right across the country since 2012.
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Well done, I know I've donated my bit when it opened in 2012 when my son was born

Go Shannon Millar!! Amazing work! Congrats, Holly is beautiful

Congratulations Shannon. That's is a beautiful photo x

Very proud of my daughter and my first beautiful granddaughter

Great work Shannon. Holly is gorgeous.

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Lovely photo, beautiful!

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The Grantley Stable Neonatology Unit team at #RBWH are celebrating 20 years in their new home! 

RBWH Neonatologist David Cartwright and Neonatology Director Pieter Koorts say that the best part of their jobs is the special relationships they form with the families of patients, who often come back to visit them years after their time in the unit ❤️ Full story in comments.
19 August 2020

The Grantley Stable Neonatology Unit team at #RBWH are celebrating 20 years in their new home!

RBWH Neonatologist David Cartwright and Neonatology Director Pieter Koorts say that the best part of their jobs is the special relationships they form with the families of patients, who often come back to visit them years after their time in the unit ❤️ Full story in comments.
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Susan Mary 😊

We loved Dr Koorts. Very grateful to have had him looking after us and our son nearly 6 years ago ❤

Thanks for all that you do for our bubs

Team Hartley loves visiting the Gsnu. We visited last December to celebrate Josiah's 10th birthday!!

Very important resource DC is a legend

Those 2 dr helped my baby when he was in there thank you so much

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To think my baby will be there when she is born within the next few months!!

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Distance was no deterrent for super mum Nicola! When her second born Elsie was well enough to return to their home of Charleville, she was determined to keep donating to us at the Queensland Milk Bank. Whenever she and her family would make the journey back to #RBWH for appointments, she’d bring an esky packed full of breast milk checked in as premium hand luggage, donating in total an amazing 50 litres.

We’re so lucky to have dedicated donor mums like Nicola! And a big congratulations from us on the safe arrival of gorgeous baby Connie, who joins big sister and brother Elsie and Locky.
3 July 2020

Distance was no deterrent for super mum Nicola! When her second born Elsie was well enough to return to their home of Charleville, she was determined to keep donating to us at the Queensland Milk Bank. Whenever she and her family would make the journey back to #RBWH for appointments, she’d bring an esky packed full of breast milk checked in as premium hand luggage, donating in total an amazing 50 litres.

We’re so lucky to have dedicated donor mums like Nicola! And a big congratulations from us on the safe arrival of gorgeous baby Connie, who joins big sister and brother Elsie and Locky.
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Thank you Nicola, such a wonderful act of kindness😍.

What an incredible, awesome, generous women you are. 💕💕

What an incredible women.

Amazing 💕

AMAZING!!!!!!!

FIFTY?! What a woman!

So amazing Nic 💜💜💜

💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

Your an incredible women Nicola Rigby

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It was International Day of the Midwife this week! To keep the celebrations rolling, here’s a little shout out to the midwives we work closely with at the QLD Milk Bank.

From #RBWH, #CabooltureHospital, #Redcliffe Hospital and the Gold Coast University Hospital - GCUH, these wonderful midwives make sure our milk gets to the babies who need it most and ensure families who receive our donations are supported in the process. 

Thank you for everything you do. We’d be simply lost without you!
8 May 2020

It was International Day of the Midwife this week! To keep the celebrations rolling, here’s a little shout out to the midwives we work closely with at the QLD Milk Bank.

From #RBWH, #CabooltureHospital, #Redcliffe Hospital and the Gold Coast University Hospital - GCUH, these wonderful midwives make sure our milk gets to the babies who need it most and ensure families who receive our donations are supported in the process.

Thank you for everything you do. We’d be simply lost without you!
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