The HELPING HANDS Milk Bank Story

Why Helping Hands Milk Bank Exists

Our mission is the unique integration of two very compelling goals: to collect excess breastmilk from qualified donors for premature infants, and simultaneously give back to the community in a significant and meaningful way by financially supporting a selected charity 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–based nutritional products that critically ill and premature babies need. We appreciate your breastmilk 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 breastmilk donation, Prolacta will donate $1.10 for every ounce of qualified breastmilk to Susan G. Komen®, 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 breastfeeding, breastmilk donation, and breast cancer research.

1 Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer. 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. 2002;360(9328):187-195. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(02)09454-0

2 Stuebe AM, Willett WC, Xue F, Michels KB. Lactation and incidence of premenopausal breast cancer: a longitudinal study. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(15):1364-1371. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2009.231

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Your valuable donation will contribute $1.10 per ounce to support Susan G. Komen

Minimum Contribution: $25,000

Program Active: May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023

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