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Haemonetics Corporation Named to the 2010 Center for Companies That Care Honor Roll

Monday, March 22, 2010 General News J E 4
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BRAINTREE, Mass., March 22 Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE), a global healthcare company dedicated to providing innovative blood management solutions, has been selected to the 2010 Companies That Care Honor Roll.

The Companies That Care Honor Roll is a designation earned by those companies who demonstrate a commitment to the 10 characteristics inherent to a "Company That Cares" as determined by Center for Companies That Care. Haemonetics has received this recognition after an independent review of company practices and employee feedback which validated an organizational commitment to its work environment and the broader community.

"Through employee participation we have made advancements in both our employee work environment and our community outreach efforts," said Brian Concannon, President & CEO of Haemonetics. "We are honored to know that the feedback from our employees has earned us this designation and we look forward to continuing this journey with our employees."

The Honor Roll is selected by an independent panel of seasoned professionals in a variety of industries on behalf of Center for Companies That Care. Those named to the 2010 list feature U.S. organizations that are large, medium and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, in diverse industries headquartered in 18 states. A full list of recognized employers appears at www.companies-that-care.org

"We are extremely impressed that during a tough economy Haemonetics has maintained a commitment to the 10 Characteristics of Companies That Care," said Marci Koblenz, Co-founder and President of Center for Companies That Care. "We applaud all the Honor Roll employers for focusing on social responsibility in the workplace and in the community, a focus that can give them an advantage with customers, employees and investors."

The Honor Roll is announced annually in conjunction with the annual launch of CAREDAYS, a month-long national initiative to engage individuals and employers in activities addressing a significant societal issue in our communities. CAREDAYS10: Terrific Tales supports childhood literacy by providing books to under-resourced classroom libraries.

About Center for Companies That Care

Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees and communities by encouraging employers to integrate the 10 Characteristics of Companies That Care into their daily business practices. For more about Center for Companies That Care, the Honor Roll process, 2010 Honor Roll recipients or CAREDAYS10: Terrific Tales, visit www.companies-that-care.org or call 312-661-1010.

About Haemonetics Corporation

Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing innovative blood management solutions for our customers. Together, our devices and consumables, information technology platforms, 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.

CONTACT: Bryanne Salmon Tel. (781) 356-9613 bsalmon@haemonetics.com

SOURCE Haemonetics Corporation
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