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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Over 300 donors and recipients celebrate the World Day of Human Milk Donation

  • Since the Human Milk Bank was created, nearly 1,000 mothers have donated milk and more than 500 premature babies have benefited from their generosity.

  • The Human Milk Bank of the Banc de Sang i Teixits provides breast milk for babies born at 32 weeks' gestation or earlier or who weigh less than 1,500 grams at birth.

The Human Milk Bank of Catalonia of the Banc de Sang i Teixits has organised the 1st Milk Siblings Reunion, a festive occasion that brings together milk donor families and families whose babies were nourished by their generosity.

This Milk Siblings festival is the first event held in Catalonia to mark the World Day of Human Milk Donation, celebrated around the world on 19 May and now here as well thanks to the Human Milk Bank.      

Around 700 high-risk premature babies are born in Catalonia every year, and the number is rising, which means that there is also a growing need for more donor mothers.

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