The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) mobilizes the healing power of donor milk by accrediting nonprofit milk banks in the US and Canada and setting international guidelines for pasteurized donor human milk. Find out more.
Our 28 members help mothers donate their extra breast milk for use by fragile infants as medicine. Our efforts ensure that the process is evidence-based and clinically sound. Together, we advocate for donor milk as a universal standard of care, regardless of ability to pay.
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HMBANA’s membership recently appointed four new board members and extended the term of its incumbent board secretary for another two years. Board members were sought to enhance diversity of thought and representation, and bring an awareness either by experience or expertise of the need for expanded access to donor human milk in healthcare settings.
HMBANA is seeking new board members with expertise in the health care, legal and business fields, nonprofit management, research, milk donation, or other skill sets that serve HMBANA’s mission.
Member milk banks came to Chicago this month to participate in HMBANA’s 2019 symposium on milk banking. They attended a keynote session on equity and multiple sessions on milk processing, donor screening, communications and outreach, and more.