Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) milk banks are the only non-profit milk banks in North America. By donating your breast milk to HMBANA, you are ensuring the milk will reach babies who need it most. Babies in the NICU or other medically-fragile babies can only receive pasteurized donor human milk, as the process removes any potentially harmful bacteria. When moms cannot make enough milk to feed their premature babies, they rely on HMBANA to provide pasteurized donor human milk. Using donor milk instead of formula helps these babies stay healthier by reducing their time in the NICU and helping them to get home sooner. Your donation could help save the lives of hundreds of fragile babies.