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 29 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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This is a difficult time, and like so many other organizations, businesses, and individuals, the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) is quickly gaining information and guidance for COVID-19.
The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) and its network of nonprofit milk bank members reached new heights in 2019. Nearly 7.4 million ounces of pasteurized donor human milk was distributed to fragile babies throughout Canada and the US, representing a nearly 1 million increase over 2018.
If you have extra breast milk, here's how you can help during COVID-19.