Regina Milk Depot Grand Opening

For more information, contact: Tim Burke, 651-409-3030

HASTINGS, Minn. 2/13/2019  Regina Hospital is proud to announce that Regina Milk Depot is now open. 

“This is a local place for interested donors to drop off their breast milk,” says Julie McGary, manager, Birth Center. “We’re excited to be able to provide this type of service in our community.”

As an alternative to a mother’s own breast milk, donor milk is used to not only help nourish premature babies but as option to formula for those babies who may be separated from their mothers for a short time.

“We understand that it can be difficult for mothers to travel far in order to donate unused milk,” says McGary. “We’re grateful to be able to provide a closer option.”

For those interested in becoming a milk donor, contact the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies at 763-546-8051.

Already a milk donor with the milk bank but looking for a place to drop of milk, locally? Call Regina Milk Depot at Regina Hospital at 651-404-1200. Drop-off hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To set up an appointment with another area drop-off location, call them directly: 
• North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, Minn., 763-581-8340
• Alexandria Clinic Alexandria, Minn., 320-763-5123
• Hudson Hospital & Clinic Birth Center, Hudson, Wisc., 715-531-6572
• Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, Minn., 952-993-5124
• Isanti County Public Health, Cambridge, Minn., 847-262-5134

For more information, visit allinahealth.org/regina or call 651-404-1200.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, home oxygen and medical equipment and emergency medical transportation services.

Regina Milk Depot Grand Opening

Regina Milk Depot celebrated its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 8. The freezer was graciously donated by Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies. (Featured from left to right): Julie Langer, RN and milk donor; Renee Torbenson, board member, Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies; Ashley Frosch, milk donor, holding baby AnnMarie Frosch.