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'Ethics Argued in Hoag's Use of Heart'

May 01, 1988

After reading the article "Ethics Argued in Hoag's Use of 'John Doe' Heart" (April 22), I wonder if we now need to carry on our persons Medical Alert information that states:

"To whom it may concern:

Dead or alive, this body belongs to me. Only with my, or my next of kin's, consent do I wish to give up all or any part of it. Therefore, because of this very personal human right, if you find me in a state of unconsciousness, please take me to a hospital other than Hoag Memorial for treatment."

MARTHA ABELL

Seal Beach

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