Haemonetics Announces New Subsidiary, Haemonetics Software Solutions

    BRAINTREE, Mass., ROSEMONT, Ill. and EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 24 /CNW/ --
Haemonetics Corporation announced today the formation of Haemonetics Software
Solutions, Inc. to provide innovative information technology solutions to the
blood and plasma collection industries.
    Haemonetics Software Solutions is the result of a merger between two
Haemonetics subsidiaries:  5D Information Management, Inc. ("5D") and
Information Data Management, Inc. ("IDM").  5D is recognized as a market
leader in providing information technology to the plasma industry while IDM's
expertise is in developing blood bank applications.  The merger will allow
Haemonetics to better service customers and to leverage the strengths of both
companies as it develops future generations of software solutions.  The new
name, Haemonetics Software Solutions, puts the strong Haemonetics' brand
behind the information technology systems.
    Tony Pare, Vice President and General Manager for Haemonetics' Global
Services, said, "This merger allows us to operate towards a common product
roadmap and deliver software and service solutions that address all facets of
the blood supply chain.  The combined development strength will allow us to
invest, at a faster pace, in industry-first solutions that address increasing
pressures in donor availability, regulatory compliance and the overall cost of
producing and delivering blood components."
    Haemonetics Software Solutions will operate out of the existing 5D and
IDM locations in Edmonton, Canada and Rosemont, Illinois.  Haemonetics also
announced that as a result of the merger, Tom Britton, formerly President of
5D, has been appointed President of Haemonetics Software Solutions, and Tim
Coburn, formerly President of IDM, has been appointed Vice President of
Business Development for Haemonetics' Global Services business.
    Haemonetics (NYSE:   HAE) is a global company engaged in the design,
manufacture and worldwide marketing of automated blood processing systems and
information technology to support blood collection and processing.  These
systems address important medical markets: surgical blood salvage, blood
component collection, plasma collection, and blood component safety.  To learn
more about Haemonetics' products and markets, visit its websites at
http://www.haemonetics.com, http://www.5d.ca, and http://www.idm.com.

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

For further information:

For further information: Julie Fallon of Haemonetics Corporation, 
+1-781-356-9517, alternate telephone, +1-617-320-2401,  fallon@haemonetics.com
Web Site: http://www.haemonetics.com                  http://www.5d.ca      

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