Featured Charity: TMH NICU Milk Warmer Project

Did you know that 1 in 10 babies born in the United States will be born prematurely?  That’s a startling fact and chances are that you or someone you know has been personally affected by the premature birth of a child.  That’s why having a great Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is so important to a hospital.  And, while having access to some of today’s most advanced medical technology is key, sometimes, it’s the “little” things that can make the difference.

Right now, the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation is raising funds for their NICU Milk Warmer and Breast-Feeding Education Program which will provide top quality milk warmers for the NICU, as well as provide breast-feeding education for the parents and families of premature babies.  You may not realize it, but being able to warm milk to the precise temperature that is needed to provide the best nutrients available to premies is not as easy or as quick as it may sound.

Milk warmers provide gradual, controlled warming for each NICU baby’s feeding, which results in enhanced tolerance and, in turn, consumption of  much-needed additional calories.  These nutritional warmers ensure preservation of the immunological and nutritional properties of breast milk   and allow for consistent temperatures of the milk fed to critically ill babies in order to increase blood flow and oxygen delivery for faster weight gain and optimum recovery.  Isn’t that amazing?!

You can make a difference in hundreds of lives each year by donating funds to the NICU Milk Warmer Project, allowing TMH to purchase these much-needed items as well as provide new parents with the necessary information to help their premature babies grow and thrive, thus allowing for a quicker discharge from the NICU.

Any donations can be sent to the TMH Foundation, 1331 East Sixth Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32303 or you can make a secure online donation by clicking on this link, selecting “other” as the gift designation and entering NICU Milk Warmers in the space provided.

Remember that any gift, no matter how big or how small the amount, can help save the life of a precious baby!  Won’t you lend a helping hand?  And, please, help us spread the word about this worthwhile cause!

For more information on how you can help, please contact Judi Taber, Annual Giving Officer, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation, at (850) 431-5904 or Judi.Taber@tmh.org.

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