SOURCE: Catalina Healthcare

Catalina Healthcare

June 20, 2012 10:00 ET

"NasalCEASE Gives Back" Program Provides Financial Support to Research and Education of Specific Bleeding Disorders

A Win-Win Program to Support Three Specific Bleeding-Disorder Communities and the Causes for Which They Advocate

MENDON, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) - NasalCEASE®, a leading over-the-counter product that stops nosebleeds and difficult bleeding from cuts and skin puncture wounds, announces the introduction of a national cause marketing program -- "NasalCEASE Gives Back" -- expected to result in the donation of thousands of dollars in support HHT research, Hemophilia research and Anticoagulation therapy education.

As part of "NasalCEASE Gives Back," Catalina Healthcare will donate $2 for every box of NasalCEASE® purchased between June 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012. NasalCEASE® consumers will designate one of three organizations where the donation associated with their purchase should be directed -- the HHT Foundation, Hemophilia Foundation, and Anticoagulation Forum. In addition to the $2 donation, for every three boxes of NasalCEASE® purchased, the consumer receives one free box of NasalCEASE®. Consumers can receive additional savings by using NasalCEASE $1.00 off per box coupons. Fulfillment forms and $1.00 off coupons are available online at www.nasalcease.com or by calling 1-800-650-6673.

"NasalCEASE® is a critical product in the lives of so many people with HHT, Hemophilia, anticoagulation concerns, and bleeding caused by other issues," said Bruce Ford, President, Catalina Healthcare. "Beyond providing unique product technology that ensures bleeding is quickly and easily stopped, NasalCEASE® now wants to give back and provide funds to help support research and education associated with these chronic bleeding issues."

Mary Leigh Krock, Manager, Member Services, HHT International, said, "The HHT Foundation is pleased to be one of the beneficiaries of 'NasalCEASE Gives Back.' We appreciate the generous support of Catalina Healthcare and look forward to working with them to communicate this program to the many people with HHT."

NasalCEASE® is the product of choice for 70,000 HHT sufferers in the U.S. -- 94% of whom suffer from frequent nosebleeds. NasalCEASE® is ideal for people taking prescription blood thinners and/or a daily baby aspirin or people with blood clotting disorders, like hemophilia or von Willebrand disease. NasalCEASE® also stops bleeding caused by everyday cuts or puncture wounds: shaving cuts, cuts around the home, and puncture wounds from needles or other medical devices.

NasalCEASE® is a safe, natural based bio-polymer, 100% calcium alginate -- an active coagulant which works quickly to stop the bleeding, without side effects or contraindications with other medications. As soon as NasalCEASE® comes in contact with blood, calcium is released; accelerating coagulation and blood absorption. Calcium alginate can absorb up to twenty times its weight in blood. The majority of cuts and nosebleeds can be treated with just one NasalCEASE® packing. One box of NasalCEASE® contains five sterile packings.

NasalCEASE® is available from more than 30,000 pharmacies nationwide. Look for NasalCEASE in the First Aid aisle. If a pharmacy does not carry NasalCEASE®, the pharmacist can order it from their wholesaler for customer pick-up within 24 hours. Details on locating a stocking pharmacy or ordering through the pharmacist can be found at www.nasalcease.com. Consumers can also purchase NasalCEASE® at nasalcease.com or by calling 1-800-650-6673.

Consumers can request a free trial pack of NasalCEASE® plus $2 in coupons and healthcare professionals can request free patient sample kits by visiting www.nasalcease.com or calling Catalina Healthcare at 1-800-650-6673.

For more information on the NasalCEASE® or "NasalCEASE Gives Back," visit nasalcease.com or contact Bruce Ford at 1-800-650-6673 or info@catalina-healthcare.com.