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HMBANA Unveils Updated 2024 Public Standards to Safeguard Donor Human Milk

Nonprofit Donor Milk Banking Organization Reinforces Commitment to Global Infant Health

Fort Worth, TX – The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) is pleased to announce the release of its updated 2024 public standards, available for public access here. These comprehensive standards reaffirm HMBANA's dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of donor human milk for fragile infants worldwide.

HMBANA is committed to the highest quality and safety of donor milk banking. These standards have been meticulously crafted by our expert team, in collaboration with healthcare and milk banking professionals, to provide guidance and insights that will benefit infants in need and the organizations that serve them.

Kim Updegrove, Chair of the HMBANA Standards Committee, expressed the organization's mission succinctly, stating, "HMBANA is dedicated to the safety of donor human milk, and is committed to sharing its expertise. These Public Standards are shared with the intent of helping fragile babies worldwide to survive and thrive."

These updated standards cover a wide range of topics, from donor eligibility criteria to milk collection, storage, and distribution protocols. They are a testament to HMBANA's leadership in the field of nonprofit donor milk banking, setting the gold standard for organizations around the world.

HMBANA remains focused on advancing research, education, and advocacy to improve the health and well-being of infants who rely on donor milk. We invite all stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, milk banks, and caregivers, to explore the 2024 public standards and join us in our mission to provide a lifeline of hope to fragile babies.

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The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health of infants and mothers through the provision of safe pasteurized donor milk and support of breastfeeding. HMBANA represents the nonprofit milk banks across the United States and Canada and serves as the leading authority on donor milk banking in North America.