UKAMB News

Covid 19 Donors Precautions Response May 2020

Milk bank staff are being asked by neonatal clinicians what they are doing to ensure donor human milk is safe and also, are being contacted by mothers who wish to become donors or are previously recruited donors who have had confirmed (via testing) or unconfirmed Covid-19.  Dr Jim Gray, Consultant Microbiologist was approached for guidance regarding […]

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Recommendations for the collection, delivery and transporting of donor human milk (updated to include Covid-19 contactless operations)

Current relevant recommendations:   1)NICE Clinical Guideline 93 Donor Breast Milk Banks; Service Operation pub 2010  https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg93/evidence/full-guideline-243964189 Transporting milk to the milk bank a) Define critical conditions for transport, including temperature and time limit, to ensure that donor milk remains frozen during transport. (1.2.44) b) Transport donor milk in secure, tamper-evident containers and packaging .(1.2.45) […]

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COVID-19 UKAMB Update 06/04/2020

COVID-19 UK Milk Banks continue to communicate by means of telephone conference on a weekly basis to share information and data relating to supply and demand within the UK. Challenges within individual Milk Banks are discussed and collective solutions are put in place to ensure that there are sufficient supplies as clinically required. This collaboration […]

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Corona Virus COVID 19 UPDATE 25th March

“During the current coronavirus pandemic UK Milk Banks are working hard and working together to adapt and maintain the provision of safe screened pasteurized donor milk, we are continuing to work within the NICE Clinical guideline 93 and are adhering to PHE guidance. Many screened donors are continuing to donate safely to supply milk for […]

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Corona Virus CoVid 19 -UPDATE 17th March

Statement from UKAMB                March 17th 2020 COVID-19 Following a teleconference meeting today convened by Dr Natalie Shenker of the Hearts Milk Bank and attended by UKAMB Chair Jackie Hughes, UKAMB Forum Lead Debbie Barnett together with other milk banking experts, the decision was taken to initiate regular meetings on this topic and to invite all […]

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UKAMB statement on breastmilk sharing

UKAMB celebrates the increasing value that mothers everywhere are placing on breastmilk as shown by the increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK and many other countries. This is also reflected in the global support for internet based breastmilk sharing schemes. The desire to help other mothers and their babies by donating breastmilk has been at […]

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