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First Milk Bank Opened in Lithuania

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 >>

Iran opens first human milk bank

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 >>

Crowdfunding launched to fund new model of milk bank for the UK

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 >>

Dr Tanya Cassidy takes Milk Banking to the EU Parliament!

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 >>

Lithuania Milk Banks

EMBA directors were very happy to hear from Dr Arunas Liubsys, who is the Director of the Neonatal Center at Vilnius University and works at Vilnius University Children's Hospital where he is hoping to establish a donor milk bank. Read more >>

EMBA International Milk Banking Congress 2017

Conference delegates were first welcomed by EMBA President Professor Jean-Charles Picaud who gave a warm address to the delegates who had come to Glasgow from four continents.  He was followed by an insightful view of the world of human milk banking and the development of milk banking in Scotland given as part of the official conference opening by very special guest Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport.  Read more >>