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First breast milk bank of SC opens in North Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The first non-profit milk bank, providing breast milk to South Carolina babies, will open Friday. 

Mother's Milk Bank of South Carolina held a sneak preview Thursday of what it will offer. Organizers say many mothers can't produce milk for their babies, so they rely on help from outside sources. Other mothers produce excess milk. This milk, called "liquid gold," helps meet the need in South Carolina. 

Starting Friday, the milk bank will provide breast milk to babies in neonatal intensive care units in SC. Liquid Gold donations will be accepted at depot sites statewide, frozen and then shipped to MMBSC in North Charleston.

The Mother's Milk Bank of South Carolina is a partnership between the South Carolina Neonatology Consortium, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). 

Mother's Milk Bank of South Carolina is located at 2575 Elms Center Rd, North Charleston. For more info click here: www.scmilkbank.org

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