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What do I get myself tested for when it comes to diseases ? I plan to become a donor .

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What do I get myself tested for when it comes to diseases ? I plan to become a donor .

Post by 4kidstobe on Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:35 pm

I am currently pregnant and have already been tested for a few diseases as standard procedure at my OB office. I've been tested for H.I.V. , Heb B , Syphillis,gonareah/clamidea (sp?) and of course it was all negative :- ) . My question is are there specific diseases that recipients want the Donor to be tested for ?

If there are certain ones I haven't gotten tested for yet, I'd like to do so while i'm still covered under my insurance, so I don't have to pay out of pocket later on,when I do start donating. I am 5 months pregnant but plan to become a donor within 1-2months after my baby is born. I have 3 older kids,and was a over producer with them when they breastfed. I didn't donate with any of them becuase I don't think eats on feets or milkshare existed ? it was 6-14 yrs ago . I do remember asking my hospital after I delivered my last two babies,and I got looked at like I had two heads the nurse I asked ,acted like she didn't know what I was talking about and said she didn't know of ANY milk banks. That was when i was aware of milk banks,but not private donation.
I will be looking forward to doing private milk donation (not through a bank) starting in November ;- ) and woudl like to have proof that my milk is "clean' from certain diseases.

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Re: What do I get myself tested for when it comes to diseases ? I plan to become a donor .

Post by ReachtotheStars on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:33 am

When my baby was born and I told them I wanted to breastfeed they did a full spectrum blood test and a pap for STI & HIV.
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Re: What do I get myself tested for when it comes to diseases ? I plan to become a donor .

Post by Barbara on Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:23 pm

I asked my OB office of my blood results from about 20 weeks and submitted that to the recipient moms. Most moms will accept that.

If they would like more or additional testing ask them to front the cost. You should not have to pay for ANY testing related to donating milk to a recipient family.

There are tons of families out there requesting milk. If you feel uncomfortable with what a family is asking or feel it is too much, then find a family that is a better fit.

Hope that helps.

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