An article on this subject ("On Being Undead," by Jeff Inglis, October 26) needs to be done with great thought and care. I haven't read The Undead, but I did just correspond with the New England Organ Bank and they think many points were missed in this article. Speaking for myself, organ donation allows people to live who would otherwise not be able to. I am one of them, so I feel the need to speak up. Articles that cast doubt on whether people should consider being donors, or in this case outright call for people not to be, will have a real impact on whether some people die waiting for an organ transplant, or are lucky enough to receive one and go on to live healthy and productive lives. This is more than an abstract policy issue. In this case words really do have power.
J. BRYAN WENTZELL
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