The HELPINGHANDS Milk Bank Story

Why Helping Hands Milk Bank Exists

Our mission is the unique integration of two very compelling goals: to collect excess breast milk from qualified donors for premature infants, and simultaneously give back to the community in a significant and meaningful way by financially supporting selected charities based on the amount of donated milk received.

In the absence of human milk donors, there would not be a way to provide human milk fortifier and standardized human milk processed from 100% human breast milk to babies in need. We appreciate your breast milk donation and want to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Your generous donation is valued highly by the medical community as well as the families with preterm and sick babies.

Along with your valuable breast milk donation, Prolacta Bioscience will donate to Susan G. Komen, $1 for every ounce of qualified breast milk, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000. This important cause was chosen as recipient of the contribution because studies show a correlation between breastfeeding and a reduction in a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.1 2 Prolacta supports the strong alignment between breast feeding, breast milk donation and breast cancer research.

1“Breast cancer and breastfeeding: collaborative reanalysis of individual data from 47 epidemiological studies in 30 countries, including 50302 women with breast cancer and 96973 women without the disease”, Lancet, Vol 360 No. 9328, pp 187-195

2Alison M. Stuebe; Walter C. Willett; Fei Xue; Karin B. Michels. “Lactation and Incidence of Premenopausal Breast Cancer: A Longitudinal Study.” Arch Intern Med., 2009; 169 (15): 1364-1371

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Your valuable donation will contribute $1 per ounce to support Susan G. Komen

Minimum Contribution: $25,000

Program Active: May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

Susan G. Komen®’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. For more information, please visit