The first human milk bank in Iran was recently opened in the Alzahra Teaching Hospital of TABRIZ affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences ( TUOMS). TABRIZ is the capital city of East Azerbaijan province in the North West of Islamic Republic of Iran. 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.
To find out more about the milk banks in a specific country, click on the relevant flag at the top of the page or on the ‘Click for full map’ button to the left of the flags and then on the country (not available for most smart phones).
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The deadline has been extended to Nov 15th for iLactation's current online conference Breastfeeding; passion and biology. Read more >>
A new model of milk bank for the UK is expected to be operational by the end of the year. The milk bank is a social enterprise (ie not for profit company) that has been established to provide assured and equitable access to donor milk for premature and sick infants in hospital neonatal units throughout London and the South East of England. Read more >>
From Friday 9th September Tanya is the MSCA Fellow of the Week and later this month her research project is being showcased at the Science is Wonder-ful event in Brussels on the 28 September 2016 at the Parlamentarium (the EU Parliament’s visitor centre). Read more >>
In January 2015 EMBA, in collaboration with the Human Milk Bank Association of North America (HMBANA) issued a statement advising families about the possible risks of buying or sharing breastmilk obtained via the internet. The statement can be viewed here...
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