EMDIS message: TXT_MSG

Description Text message

The TXT_MSG is useful to convey notes or comments pertaining to a particular patient, donor, or patient/donor pair.

EMDIS Fields

Field description (WMDA dictionary field) EMDIS field code Required Field Type
Sending EMDIS registry (REG_SND) REG_SND Optional N4
Receiving EMDIS registry (REG_RCV) REG_RCV Optional N4
Patient identification (Patient Identification) P_ID Optional A17
Donor identification (Donor Identification ( to be replaced by GRID)) D_ID Optional A17
Global registration identifier for donors (old format, deprecated).For information regarding GRID in the new format please see field D_GRID. (GRID) GRID Optional A19
Date text message was sent (SENT_DATE) SENT_DATE Optional D8
Line of text (TXT_LINEn) TXT_LINEn Optional A60
The unit identification assigned by the hub. It may be the same as the local ID (CB_LOCAL_ID) (Cord Blood Unit Identification) CB_ID Optional A17
Global registration identifier for donors (GRID) D_GRID Optional A19

The fields P_ID and D_ID make the TXT_MSG suitable to serve as a comment function for a certain patient/donor pair to be directly included in the remote database. It could be used to transmit free text messages between hubs. For inter-personal communication standard email should be used. The message has to be presented to the responsible user (search coordinator) by the local EMDIS administrator in an appropriate manner.