Blood Systems Licenses Mediware Blood Technologies to Streamline Services Provided to Hospitals

BSI leverages Mediware’s HCLL Transfusion and ORDER Trak software systems to support hospital service relationships.

LENEXA KS, October 3, 2008Mediware Information Systems , a provider of ClosedLoop™ clinical systems for blood and medication management, announced today that Blood Systems (“BSI”) has licensed two additional blood management software products. BSI, which includes United Blood Services (UBS) and Blood Systems Laboratories (BSL), is one of the nation’s largest blood collection and testing organizations and has licensed both HCLL Transfusion and ORDER Trak to improve service offerings to hospital clients. BSL, BSI’s testing organization, has leveraged Mediware’s LifeTrak® donor management system for more than 5 years to test and process approximately three million units annually.

“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with BSI through these agreements,” said Kelly Mann, Mediware’s president and chief executive officer. “Through its divisions, BSI manages the full spectrum of blood management services – from donor to recipient – and represents an ideal customer for Mediware. Their range of services matches our own, where we provide integrated software systems that span from donor recruitment to bedside transfusion administration.”

Under the new agreement, BSI has licensed HCLL Transfusion for use in providing outsourced transfusion services to hospitals across the southwestern United States. HCLL is considered the leading transfusion management system for large institutions and organizations with multi-facility requirements. Licensed by more than 320 top tier hospitals in North America and abroad, HCLL Transfusion software is 510(k) cleared as a medical device in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.

Also under this agreement, UBS may begin using Mediware’s ORDER Trak™ product to provide its hospital customers an innovative online supply and inventory manager that manages order placement, tracks delivery status, provides reoccurring orders, recalls order history, and monitors inventory and consignment orders.

“Our agreement with BSI is an excellent example of how our solutions span from blood centers all the way through to hospital services,” said Mann. “These capabilities are only possible with an integrated solution that can seamlessly manage data throughout the entire blood supply chain, from donor recruitment to patient transfusion.”

More information about all of Mediware’s blood management products is available on Mediware’s web site, www.mediware.com.

About Blood Systems
With its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, Blood Systems is an internationally known leader in blood banking and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest blood service providers. Together with its divisions, Blood Systems is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt, charitable organization that has been making a difference in people’s lives and creating strong ties in the communities they serve for more than 65 years.

About Mediware
Mediware delivers blood and medication management software systems that encapsulate information supporting patient therapies, reinforce patient safety practices and improve efficiencies to lower costs. Mediware’s customers include prestigious hospitals, clinics, correctional institutions, blood centers and other public and private health care institutions throughout the world. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit www.mediware.com.