EMBA European Milk Bank Association
225 Active milk banks
16 Planned milk banks
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36 Active milk banks
0 Planned milk banks

National Association: French Human Milk Bank Association (ADLF)
National Guidelines: New statutory guidelines introduced in 2008


Milk banks in France, which began to operate after the end of World War 2, have always been regulated by law. The regulations cover all aspects of the operation of the bank although some parts are for guidance only. Serological testing of donors is every 3 months.