SOURCE: Blood Diagnostics, Inc.

October 11, 2006 09:55 ET

Blood Diagnostics, Inc. Launches HemophiliaKids.com at the National Hemophilia Foundation's Annual Meeting

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 -- Blood Diagnostics, Inc., a trusted resource for industry-related information, has launched www.HemophiliaKids.com, a website designed for families affected by a bleeding disorder. The site is being launched at the National Hemophilia Foundation's Annual Meeting, October 12-14 in Philadelphia, PA.

The website is unique because it was not designed to promote a particular product. It highlights the importance of family communication, health education, and fitness and hosts materials for children and their family and friends who are affected by hemophilia. The website spotlights age-appropriate material including fun facts and activities about living well with a bleeding disorder.

Also online is an electronic version of the new children's book sponsored by Blood Diagnostics, "Curtis and Jerry on Mount Omega." The story is about Curtis, a panda bear with hemophilia, and his best panda friend Jerry, who learn about fitness, communication and honesty while on a hiking trip with their fathers.

"It is so gratifying to work for a company committed to giving back something of real value," Celynd Scaglione, author of the book, says of Blood Diagnostics.

A companion website, www.HemophiliaParents.com, offers a Parents' Guide to the children's book as well as a message board for parents to share their stories with other families in the bleeding disorders community.

"The publication of 'Curtis and Jerry on Mount Omega' embodies the spirit of Blood Diagnostics itself," said Rich Gaton, president and co-founder of Blood Diagnostics. "Celynd Scaglione's dedication to this effort is representative of the passion which all of us at Blood Diagnostics share for the hemophilia community. After a decade of being a part of the NHF Annual Meeting, this event is still my personal favorite. It brings so much of our daily struggles into perspective."

About Blood Diagnostics, Inc.

Blood Diagnostics, Inc. is an independent, wholesale distributor of plasma-derived pharmaceuticals. Over the past decade, the company has built an excellent reputation with its customers as a reliable source for products and service. Blood Diagnostics has represented the complete line of products derived from human plasma, as well as products derived from recombinant technology, to medical facilities throughout the United States since 1995. Blood Diagnostics specializes in Albumin (Human) USP, intravenous immune globulin (IVIG or IGIV), coagulation factors VII, VIII and IX, as well as hyper-immune's and injectable products. Blood Diagnostics is authorized as a distributor for all of the major plasma derivative manufacturers, is fully insured and fulfills the licensing requirements in all 50 states. With distribution centers located on both coasts, Blood Diagnostics offers prompt shipping as well as emergency delivery service.

Blood Diagnostics was founded on the principles of professional integrity, customer service and commitment to the plasma industry. Emergency 24 / 7 availability, unparalleled customer service, and extensive product knowledge define its customer-centric approach to serving the nation's healthcare community. The company serves as a free source for reference material and market data, offering healthcare providers the latest information on products, supply shortages and other industry events. Blood Diagnostics' promotional literature and web site serve as open-access educational resources, contributing to the promotion of the industry and the education of both the healthcare community and general populace.

Visit www.ivig.com or www.blooddiagnostics.com for more information regarding Blood Diagnostics' services and products.

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