Find a Milk Bank
Do you have extra breast milk and want to make a difference in the lives of premature babies who have special nutritional needs? Choose a milk bank below and become a breast milk donor.
All milk collected through these Prolacta-affiliated or operated milk banks goes through a rigorous screening process and is formulated into human milk-based nutritional products that are prescribed by doctors.
By offering access to a network of milk banks, Prolacta allows mothers to choose a milk bank with which she feels most comfortable or best meets her needs. Prolacta utilizes this diversity of milk banks to ensure a supply of milk for those infants who need it most.
In addition to helping preemies who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Helping Hands Milk Bank, Milk for Wishes Milk Bank, and the International Breast Milk Project Milk Bank support charitable organizations based on the amount of breast milk collected.
All of the Prolacta-affiliated and Prolacta operated milk banks obtain tissue bank licenses, as required by the State of California for all milk banks operating in or sending milk to California.
Texas Children’s Hospital
Mother’s milk is the ideal nutrition for most infants. It’s especially vital for premature, low birth weight and critically-ill infants. In fact, studies show that a diet of breast milk helps decrease incidences of necrotizing enterocolotis, a potentially fatal disease in critically-ill and preterm infants.
Some mothers find it difficult to express breast milk when they are separated from their babies who are being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Fortunately, mothers who produce more milk than their own baby needs generously donate their milk to help nourish hospitalized infants. By becoming a donor, you will be providing a vital resource to very small preterm infants at Texas Children’s Hospital, which houses the nation’s largest NICU and cares for nearly 3,000 babies a year.
Texas Children’s partners with Prolacta Bioscience to conduct thorough donor testing and to process and pasteurize all donor milk. Prolacta operates a large, pharmaceutical- grade facility that has the capacity and supply to meet Texas Children’s needs. At Texas Children’s Hospital, donor milk is provided to all babies who need it, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
The Milk Bank at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is a partnership between Fairview’s Birth and Family Education department and Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. The milk bank is focused on the health of preterm and sick infants in neonatal intensive care units around the country. It offers nursing mothers with extra breast milk the opportunity to give a gift that makes a life-saving difference, and in turn it supports Fairview’s efforts to promote successful breastfeeding for families and their babies. Milk collected by the Milk Bank is sent to Prolacta to make human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. It is a Prolacta-affiliated milk bank and is responsible for donor recruitment, donor qualification and milk collection. Prolacta is responsible for milk testing and processing into nutritional formulations.
Fairview Health Services
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
San Gabriel Valley Milk Bank
Apply from anywhere in the continental United States to help save the lives of the world’s most fragile infants. The San Gabriel Valley Milk Bank collects extra breast milk from women, which is then used by Prolacta to make human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. San Gabriel Valley Milk Bank is operated by Prolacta. Donor recruitment, qualification, milk collection, and milk testing and processing into nutritional formulations is managed by Prolacta.