BCM - Blood Center Database Update with information from California-DDR


In addition, early version of BCM supported automatic download of California Donor Deferral Register. That time it was delivering to the licensed Centers from USA FDA on the floppy disks twice a week. Information there were stored in the text files, where each string represented readable information about rejected donor in the way like:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Initials
  • Birthday
  • SS#, etc

So, BCM job was to read diskettes and update interior database. Next figure shows the dialog, when diskette with CA-DDR Update selected. In case of Master List download, the BCM job was a little bit complex, because that list delivered on about 10 zipped floppy. But for user it was same routine procedure – just insert the next floppy disk when asked.