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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.


FirstSteps Donor Milk Program of Methodist Children’s Hospital

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Methodist Healthcare has provided quality care for patients in the San Antonio area and surrounding community for over 50 years. Methodist Children’s Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, implemented FirstSteps Donor Milk Program to help save the lives of critically ill babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICU). By donating your extra breast milk to FirstSteps, premature babies in the San Antonio area can receive the benefits of 100% human milk nutrition. FirstSteps Donor Milk Program is a Prolacta-affiliated donor milk program and is responsible for donor recruitment. Prolacta manages donor qualification and milk collection, testing and processing into nutritional formulations for use at Methodist Children’s Hospital.


7700 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

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Milk for Wishes Milk Bank

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Milk for Wishes Milk Bank makes your donation go twice as far! Your donated milk will be used to make potentially lifesaving human milk-based nutritional products for preterm infants in the NICU. In addition, for every ounce of qualified breast milk, Prolacta Bioscience will contribute $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® to help grant wishes of children between the ages of 2 1/2 to 18 with life-threatening medical conditions. Milk for Wishes Milk Bank is operated by Prolacta, and as such, Prolacta is responsible for donor recruitment, donor qualification, milk collection, and milk testing and processing into nutritional formulations.


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Texas Children’s Hospital

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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.

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San Gabriel Valley Milk Bank

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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.


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Milk Donation Services at CHOC

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There’s no place like CHOC Children’s (CHOC) for newborn babies who need intensive medical attention. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) combines the latest in life-saving technology and trained neonatal specialists to provide care for the tiniest patients. Our NICU is one of the finest in the nation. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranks our NICU within the top 25 neonatal intensive care units in the country.

With the support of the community through breastmilk donations, CHOC aims to provide breastmilk to all of the critically ill, premature babies who may not be able to receive milk from their mother. Working with Prolacta Bioscience, donating milk is an easy process and can be done from your own home. Prolacta provides everything from in home testing to free shipping and storage bags. And in turn, the babies at CHOC will have access to safe and nutritionally appropriate human milk-based nutrition.


CHOC Children’s
1201 West La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868

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Wesley Donor Milk Program

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Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network, providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. Known regionally as the “Baby Hospital,” Wesley delivers more than 6,000 babies annually – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. The Wesley Donor Milk Program was created to help critically ill babies in its newborn intensive care unit. Your donation of breast milk to the Wesley Donor Milk Program ensures premature babies in south-central Kansas receive the benefits of 100 percent human milk nutrition. The Wesley Donor Milk Program is affiliated with Prolacta and is responsible for donor recruitment. Prolacta manages donor qualification and milk collection, testing and processing into nutritional formulations for use at Wesley Medical Center.


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Helping Hands Milk Bank

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HELPINGHANDS Milk Bank makes your donation go twice as far! Your donated milk will be used to make potentially lifesaving human milk-based nutritional products for preterm infants in the NICU. From May 1, 2014 to April 20, 2015, Prolacta Bioscience®, Inc. will donate to Susan G. Komen® $1.00 for every ounce of qualified milk collected through HELPINGHANDS Milk Bank, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000. HELPINGHANDS Milk Bank is operated by Prolacta, and as such, Prolacta is responsible for donor recruitment, donor qualification, milk collection, and milk testing and processing into nutritional formulations.


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BayCare Hospital Milk Bank

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BayCare, the largest health system in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, implemented a donor breast milk program to help save the lives of critically ill babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). This initiative will offer vulnerable babies in NICUs nourishing, human milk products made from donated breast milk by nursing mothers in the greater Tampa Bay community. This program is offered at six BayCare hospitals across Tampa Bay: Mease Countryside Hospital, Morton Plant Hospital, South Florida Baptist, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital-North. BayCare Donor Milk program is a Prolacta-affiliated milk bank and is responsible for donor recruitment. Prolacta manages donor qualification and milk collection, testing and processing into nutritional formulations for use in BayCare hospitals.


16255 Bay Vista Drive
Clearwater, FL 33760

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University Health System

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University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center and Bexar County’s first health system to create a donor breast milk program, in partnership with partner with Prolacta Bioscience, Inc., that helps give premature and sick infants a 100 percent human milk diet – the best and safest diet for a healthier start at life. The Donor Milk Program at University Health System gives healthy, nursing mothers an opportunity to donate their excess breast milk, providing the best nutrition for our tiniest newborns. Milk collected through this program is sent to Prolacta to make human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. Prolacta assists with donor recruitment and is solely responsible for donor qualification, milk collection, milk testing and processing into nutritional formulations.


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Tiny Treasures Milk Bank

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Breast milk is best for all babies, but premature babies have increased nutritional needs that cannot be met by a mother's own breast milk alone.

By donating to Tiny Treasures Milk Bank, your excess breast milk will allow very low birth weight premature babies the opportunity to benefit from a 100% human milk diet. Milk donated through Tiny Treasures Milk Bank will be used by Prolacta Bioscience® to make human milk nutritional products including a human milk-based fortifier, human milk caloric fortifier, premature infant formula, and standardized donor milk for very low birth weight premature babies. All Prolacta products are made from human breast milk.

For every ounce of milk you donate, you will be reimbursed $1 for your time and effort.


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International Breast Milk Project

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Donor milk sent to Africa through Prolacta and International Breast Milk Project’s partnership is provided to infants suffering from HIV/AIDS, malnourishment, poverty and disease. It is used only when a baby does not have access to his/her mother’s own milk, including babies who are abandoned or orphaned of HIV+ mothers. Through the partnership with International Breast Milk Project, 25% of the donated milk is tested, pasteurized and filled into appropriate containers for shipment to Africa.

The remaining milk collected is used by Prolacta to make human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. IBMP is a Prolacta-affiliated milk bank and is responsible for donor recruitment. Prolacta manages donor qualification and milk collection, testing and processing into nutritional formulations.


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National Milk Bank

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The National Milk Bank (NMB) is a nationwide organization that strives to make quality human breast milk available to all premature, critically-ill babies. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for all qualified donors across the United States to donate their milk by making the donor process convenient and confidential.

All donated breast milk is sent directly to Prolacta Bioscience where it is then used to make potentially lifesaving human milk-based nutritional products for critically ill, premature babies in the NICU. National Milk Bank is a Prolacta-affiliated milk bank. Donor recruitment is managed by National Milk Bank. Prolacta manages the donor qualification and milk collection, testing and processing into nutritional formulations.


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Milkin’ Mamas

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Milkin’ Mamas was established in 2007 by twin sisters who had a passion for breastfeeding and breast milk donation. All donated breast milk collected through Milkin’ Mamas is sent directly to Prolacta Bioscience where it is then used to make potentially lifesaving human milk-based nutritional products for critically ill, premature babies in the NICU. Milkin’ Mamas is a Prolacta-affiliated milk donation program. Milkin’ Mamas partners with Prolacta Bioscience by informing and educating lactating mamas about milk donation, identifying potential donors and assisting mamas through the process of becoming a breast milk donor. Prolacta manages donor qualification as well as the collection, testing and processing of donor milk to be made into nutritional formulations.


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Benefis Hospitals

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Benefis Hospitals is one of the state’s largest and most progressive health systems in Montana, which is why we’ve implemented a donor breast milk program to help save the lives of critically ill babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This initiative will offer vulnerable babies in our NICU nourishing, human milk products made from donated breast milk. Nursing mothers throughout Great Falls and North Central Montana can donate their breast milk through the Benefis Hospitals Donor Milk program, which is a Prolacta-affiliated donor milk program and is responsible for donor recruitment. Prolacta manages donor qualification and milk collection, testing and processing into nutritional formulations for use at the Benefis Hospitals NICU Unit and other NICUs throughout the US.


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Piedmont Donor Milk Program

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For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care. With the opening of Piedmont Donor Milk Program, Piedmont is the first neonatal nutritional program in Georgia to allow mothers to donate excess breast milk used to make human milk nutritional products for premature infants. Donations of breast milk to the Piedmont Donor Milk Program ensure premature babies in Georgia communities receive the benefits of 100 percent human milk nutrition. In its affiliation with Prolacta, Piedmont is responsible for donor recruitment while Prolacta manages donor qualification and milk collection, testing and processing into nutritional formulations for use at Piedmont Healthcare.


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