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The NICE guideline for milk banks (available at www.nice.org.uk/cg93) recommends that blood tests should be done on milk donors at the time they become a donor. This is to ensure that the most up to date screening is available to the milk bank. In addition pregnancy tests don’t include Hepatitis C or HTLV 1&2 which are required for breastmilk donors. These are infections which mothers can have and be unaware of as it can take a long time before symptoms appear.