MDA routinely operates the blood bank, which contains donations and reservoirs intended for patients and patients in an emergency.
The first milk bank in Israel, which will allow breastfeeding women to donate milk – if a surplus for other babies who need it, closes its doors on Sunday and actually ceases to operate – due to the organization’s inability to manage budget, which is under the auspices and responsibility of the Ministry of Health.
The bank is located at the MDA station in Jerusalem and its financing and operation depend on the flow of the required budgets, according to the agreement with the Ministry of Health. Breast milk has many benefits, and there are antibodies that protect the baby from disease and help build the immune system, a very important process in preterm infants and sick babies – and it has many benefits compared to the various baby food formulas. Breast milk, like a dose of blood, is a human tissue that has stem cells and white blood cells – a composition that has no substitute.
As stated this coming Sunday, MDA will be forced to close the gates of the National Bank for Breast Milk.