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Haemonetics Bolsters Blood Bank Information Management Portfolio With Acquisition of Altivation Software
Date:4/2/2009

BRAINTREE, Mass. and CHICO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE), a global blood management solutions company, today announced that it has acquired Altivation Software, a privately held information management company. Altivation provides resource management software for the blood banking industry.

Altivation markets Hemasphere, a real-time database which provides a dashboard of operational information to blood center management and which automates resource and sponsor management of blood drives. The Hemasphere information management suite includes software for: blood drive calendar and scheduling; account and blood drive sponsor management; logistics planning and task tracking; chairperson and coordinator management; staff and volunteer scheduling and tracking; comprehensive statistics and reporting; and service history and recognition tracking.

A majority of the blood collected worldwide is collected at mobile blood drives versus on site at the blood center. Integrated software systems to manage these blood drives are an important part of blood center management.

Brian Concannon, Haemonetics' CEO, said, "Altivation is a strong addition as we execute our vision as the global leader in blood management solutions for our customers. The Hemasphere software application complements our existing platforms and adds resources for management of mobile blood drives, a critical part of blood collection."

Michael Reale, President and CEO of Altivation Software, said, "Altivation is an industry leader in the U.S. for blood resource management software. As a result of our combination with Haemonetics Software Solutions business, our U.S. marketing is strengthened and we can expand further into global markets. We are pleased to be joining Haemonetics and adding to its portfolio of software applications for improving blood management throughout the entire supply chain continuum."

Altivation's operations and software development will continue to be based in Chico, CA.

Haemonetics is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing innovative blood management solutions for our customers. Together, our devices and consumables, IT products, and consulting services deliver a suite of business solutions to help our customers improve clinical outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare for blood collectors, hospitals, and patients around the world. Our technologies address important medical markets: blood and plasma component collection, the surgical suite, and hospital transfusion services. To learn more about Haemonetics, visit our web site at http://www.haemonetics.com.

Altivation Software is a privately held software company founded in 2001 and based in Chico, California. Altivation's sole focus is providing resource management software for the blood banking industry. Our software empowers blood centers and their employees to be more efficient and effective in collecting life saving blood. To learn more about Altivation, visit http://www.altivation.com.

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    Julie Fallon
    Tel. (781) 356-9517
    Alt. Tel. (617) 320-2401


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