March 8th, 2017 the second Donor Milk Bank opened at Vilnius University Children’s Hospital Neonatal Centre, Vilnius capital city of Lithuania. Vilnius Perinatal Centre is one of two Perinatal Centres in Lithuania where women with high risk pregnancies are concentrated as well as majority of sick and premature babies undergo medical care. Read more >>
Welcome to the European Milk Bank Association (EMBA) website where you will find information from many of the 200+ milk banks operating in more than 20 countries throughout Europe as well as news from milk banks and about the use of donor human milk around the world. Whether you are a current member of EMBA, hoping to join our association or simply an interested visitor to the website we hope you find this site useful. If you wish to donate human milk, in the first instance please contact the named individual on the page for the country where you reside.
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The Polish National Health Service has established a financial 'correction factor' (which can be interpreted as a form of incentive) for hospitals where human milk (mother’s own or donor milk) is the dominant way of feeding preterm infants. The sum of money provided covers the running costs of the milk bank. Read more >>
ATH has released ‘A workshop for developing a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points plan for your human milk bank’ to be used globally for all current and future human milk banking programs to ensure quality and safety. Read more >>
The recent removal from circulation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes throughout India led to queues at all the country's ATM's. In the milk bank in Pondicherry however a different type of ATM is attracting lots of good publicity as it helps babies in hospital. Read more >>
The first milk bank opened on the 30st of November 2016 in Kaunas, the second biggest city in Lithuania.
This human milk bank has been settled at the hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics, one of the two perinatal centers of Lithuania.
One doctor neonatologist and two nurses will work in the bank. The director of this bank is Professor Rasa Tameliene, Head of the Department of Neonatology. Read more >>