Who Do We Serve?
Currently there are 12 HMBANA member milk banks (see Milk Bank Locations) providing human donor milk to the US and Canada. In the US in 2010, HMBANA banks served 39 states and 264 cities and in Canada, 3 provinces and 7 cities.
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In the US if a bank has difficulty meeting the demands of one of their client hospitals they are able to refer them to another non-profit milk bank, but this doesn't happen very often. The banks also serve many infants in the home who need milk because of medical conditions such as formula intolerance or feeding issues related to prematurity (see FAQ: Why use donor milk?). When possible the banks serve healthy babies who have been adopted or are not able to get their own mother's milk.