Human Milk Banking Association of North America

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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MarshfieldMadisonSt GeorgeSpokaneSalt Lake CityMurrayLoganThe WoodlandsSugarlandEdinburgCorpus ChristiFlorenceAbington, PASalemYoungstownDaytonClevelandAkronRochesterNew YorkOmahaLincolnRaleighCaryJacksonFlowoodSt LouisEarth CityRoyal OakKalamazooGrand RapidsAnn ArborBaton RougeAlexandriaHazardSouthbendNoblesvilleLebanonFt WayneCarmelBloomingtonWaterlooOskaloosaDubuqueDavenportBurlingtonLawrencevilleHollywoodGainesvilleFort LauderdaleWilmingtonSacramento, CAEscondidoPhoenixEl PasoLos Angeles Area including Los Angeles, Orange, and TorranceLancaster, CANorthern California including San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Stockton, Fremont, Berkeley & OaklandSanta Cruz, CASalinas, CASan Diego, CADenver Area including Denver, Aurora & EnglewoodBoulder, CODallas/Fort Worth Metroplex including Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Bedford & PlanoUrbana, ILIndianapolis, INVancouver, BCBurnaby, BCVernon, BCVictoria, BCChapel Hill, NCCharlotte, NCGreenville, NCMooresville, NCLexington, KYWashington, DCNewark, DEOrlando, FLSt. Petersburg, FLTampa, FLAthens, GAHonolulu, HIMemphis, TNCincinnati, OHColumbus, OHEugene, ORPortland, ORMedford, ORProvo, UTOgden, UTCedar Rapids, IAIowa City, IAPhiladelphia, PAReno, NVMinneapolis, MNCharleston, SCBoston, MABurlington, VTToronto, ONCalgary, ABKansas City, KSShreveport, LASan Antonio, TXHouston, TXAustin, TXRound Rock, TXOklahoma City, OKOdessa,TX
 

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.