COVID-19 is an emerging acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS CoV-2. Current knowledge is evolving rapidly and is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. Questions arise concerning breastmilk donors and the treatment of breastmilk in human milk banks. 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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If you receive an email that appears to be from the EMBA President (or other EMBA colleague) requesting help including asking for money please IGNORE and DELETE. Do not reply.
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The 2020 HMBANA conference will take place in Austin, Texas on April 20th and 21st. For further details including a call for posters see Milk Banking Events. Read more >>
Dear Members, Dear Friends,
We are happy to inform you that the 5th EMBA International Congress, organised in Turin in the period October 10th -11th, 2019 , has been a great success both for the scientific programme and the social aspect. The number of attendees was extremely high, with more than 220 delegates from 45 countries, 22 of them from outside Europe. Read more >>
Do you have experience of using donor human milk with infants, children and adults outside its more usual provision for preterm and very low birth weight (VLBW) infants on neonatal units? Read more >>