- The milk is only good for 3 months.
- Most of it is from 11/12 and 12/12. Therefore if I can't donate soon (like... now) 1/2 will not be donatable.
- I have to get signed forms from my pediatrician and my doctor.
- The peds office says to allow 2 weeks for any forms. Also, I am not making an extra trip over there just to do this, and dealing with the... not terribly motivated... staff that work at their front desk. Sorry!
- Have no idea what it would be like at my internist's office getting them to complete this, but not excited to find out.
- Have to draw my own blood. Apparently they provide everything except the needle. Someone suggested going to student health? Well, I don't have student health insurance. Therefore I would have to go to my internist's office. I have no idea whether they would do this for me, and if so what they would charge. I am not excited to devote the time to finding out.
- Alternatively I could have a friend draw the blood for me... but they would have to "steal" a needle from the hospital, which just feels sketchy to me.
- The overall outlay of time and energy = really really really not worth it. Especially given the aforementioned to do list.
It will be nice to have my freezer back though.