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Welcome!

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).

Top news / posts

EMBA 5th International Congress call for abstracts

Thinking of coming to the EMBA Congress later this year? The call is out for abstracts for posters and short oral presentations for the EMBA congress that will be taking place on the 10th and 11th  October this year in Turin, Italy. Read more >>

PATH Launches new human milk banking toolkit

PATH has developed and recently launched a free toolkit for all those with an interest in establishing and operating human milk banks. Entitled Strengthening Human Milk Banking: A Resource Toolkit for Establishing and Integrating Human Milk Bank Programs and is aimed at a global audience. Members of the EMBA board have contributed to the development of these documents and will continue to support and promote their use. Read more >>

Natalie and Gillian awarded Points of Light Awards by PM!

The EMBA Board send congratulations to Gillian Weaver (EMBA Co-founder and former President) and her Hearts Milk Bank and Human Milk Foundation co-founder Dr Natalie Shenker on their recent ‘Points of Light’ award from UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Read more >>

Open consultation on EDQM Guidelines

Please email Gillian.weaver@yahoo.com if you would like to receive the link to the consultation document. Gillian will collate comments prior to their return to the editors. Comments should be sent to Gillian by the 7th March 2019. The guide now includes a chapter on human milk. The message from the editors reads: Read more >>

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