Expense Reimbursement Terms and Conditions
Your extra breast milk helps very low birth weight premature babies and Susan G. Komen®, and in return, Prolacta can help you by reimbursing up to $300 for your expenses!
Your breast milk donation has always helped very low birth weight babies receive the nutrition they need, but now a donation of 300 qualified ounces of milk will also make you eligible for an expense reimbursement check of $300. Additionally, 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 per year.
Donors must complete the application no later than March 31, 2015 and ship a minimum of 300 qualified ounces within their initial qualification period (123 days from date of blood sample collection). Eligibility for the payment is as simple as that! Multiple shipments are acceptable. Applications can be accepted only after a mother has delivered her baby.
If you are a previous donor that needs to requalify because your qualification period has ended, you must complete the requalification application no later than March 31, 2015 and ship a minimum of 300 qualified ounces within the subsequent qualification period.
You will receive your check 4-6 weeks after the end of the month in which you qualified for the payment.
Milk volume will be as determined by Prolacta, in its sole discretion. Prolacta will weigh the milk using a calibrated scale, at the time and in the condition that it is received at Prolacta’s facility, and calculate the volume based on measured weight, excluding any packaging materials, using Prolacta’s standard operating procedures. You can see a video of the process here.
Qualified milk is donated milk which has met all the qualification guidelines. This includes two main phases: qualification of the donor and qualification of the milk she donates. Qualification of the donor includes medical history screening, freezer qualification, DNA profile creation, and viral blood screening. After the donor qualification is completed, she may send her milk to the milk bank. Once the milk is received at Prolacta Bioscience it must undergo and pass several rigorous testing procedures, including but not limited to, bacterial screening, drug screening, and DNA matching. Upon successful completion of these screening procedures, the milk is considered qualified for use in making 100% human milk fortifiers and standardized human milk for use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, the temperature of the freezer in which the milk is stored will determine the acceptable dating of the milk, which can be between 5.5 and 10 months from collection.
Each donor can be eligible for only one reimbursement for donations made through any Prolacta-affiliated donor milk program.
By providing your contact information, you not only begin the application process, but provide us with a way to follow-up with you should we have any questions regarding your application. Please review our prequalification guidelines and donation process pages. When you submit this form, you will continue to the on-line application.
You can expect to hear back from us within 5 days of submitting your application with detailed information regarding next steps.
Helping Hands Milk Bank abides by HIPAA regulations and makes certain that all private information is kept secure. As an operating company of Prolacta Bioscience, Helping Hands Milk Bank does not qualify as a 501c and therefore cannot accept financial contributions.
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