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To residents in Japan who are kindly considering breast milk donation

2024.04.01
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Dear residents in Japan who are kindly considering breast milk donation in Japan,

Thank you very much for your interest in the activities of The Nippon Foundation Human Milk Bank and the donor registration.

You can donate your breast milk to our bank only after confirming blood screening test results and registering as a human milk bank donor at a donor registration facility in Japan.

For your information, here’s the donor registration procedure as follows;

First, you need to fill out the application form in Japanese on our Japanese web page;
[Donor Registration Application Page (Japanese)]
We are afraid we only have the Japanese form at this moment.

After you complete all the necessary information and submit the form, we will check the registration form and communicate with you about the medical interview and blood screening test appointment. If there are no problems with the results, you will be registered as a donor. Then you can milk and ship your breast milk by using “Cool TA-Q-BIN.”

Please note that you have to visit in person one of the following donor registration facilities for the medical interview and blood screening test;
*Medical interview in English is only available at Showa University Hospital in Tokyo.

・Kurokawa Antenatal Clinic(Iwate)
・Showa University Hospital(Tokyo)[English is available]
・Hinohara Life Planning Center(Tokyo)
・Kosaka Children’s Clinic (Tokyo)
・Minami Machida Children’s Clinic (Tokyo)
・Luna Clinic (Kanagawa)
・National Hospital Organization Yokohama Medical Center (Kanagawa)
・Yokosuka General Hospital Uwamachi (Kanagawa)
・Chiba Kaihin Municipal Hospital (Chiba)
・Kawaguchi Municipal Medical Center (Saitama)
・Shizuoka Welfare Hospital(Shisuoka Kousei Byoin) (Shizuoka)
・Fujita Health University Hospital (Aichi)
・Japanese Red Cross Society Kyoto Daiichi Hospital(Kyoto)
・Adachi Hospital(Kyoto)
・Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital(Shiga)
・Nagahama Red Cross Hospital (Shiga)
・Cyuraumi Antenatal Clinic(Okinawa)

Please note that it will take about a few weeks to book the slots at the donor registration facility since the application, and then it will take about two weeks to confirm the blood screening test results.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Human milk banks in Japan provide donor milk only to those babies born under 1,500 grams (3.3 lb) at NICUs. Thus, please understand our standard for donor registration.

Thank you very much for your kind understanding.

Sincerely,
The Nippon Foundation Human Milk Bank

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