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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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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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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 Apply Online

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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South Coast Milk Bank

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South Coast Milk Bank was founded in 2003 with the goal of expanding its founders' long lived dedication to breastfeeding and providing avenues for women and their choice to breastfeed. Milk collected through South Coast Milk Bank is then used by Prolacta to make human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. South Coast Milk Bank is a Prolacta-affiliated milk bank and is responsible for donor recruitment, qualification and milk collection. Prolacta is responsible for milk testing and processing into nutritional formulations.


4650 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604 Apply Online

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 Apply Online

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 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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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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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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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, and as a Prolacta Bioscience operated milk bank, for every ounce of qualified milk collected through HELPINGHANDS Milk Bank, Prolacta will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to support the fight against breast cancer. 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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Palmetto Health Donor Program

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Palmetto Health, the largest health system in the Midlands of South Carolina, 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 Midlands region. This program is offered at Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Baptist. Palmetto Health 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 in Palmetto Health hospitals.


Palmetto Health
5 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203 Apply Online