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From donation to distribution

From donation to distribution

 

DONATION

Héma-Québec supplies the bottles; mothers collect their milk at home and freeze it.

PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF POINT

Depending on the region, Héma-Québec collects the bottles of milk at the mother's home or the mother brings her milk to the drop-off point. 

TESTING

Biochemical tests are conducted on the milk received.

DONATION POOLING

Héma-Québec combines donations from several donors into one batch. 

PASTEURIZATION

The milk is pasteurized to remove viruses and bacteria.

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYZES

Héma-Québec tests the milk to make sure it is safe for recipients; if the results are satisfactory, the milk is stored in the freezer. 

DELIVERY

The milk is distributed to hospitals for the care of very premature infants.

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