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The Ethicist: A Conditional Donation

A listener considers donating a kidney to a friend -- but only if he agrees to stop smoking. Host Jennifer Ludden and New York Times Magazine ethics columnist Randy Cohen discuss whether or not it's okay to demand that organ recipients change unhealthy lifestyle habits.

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Randy Cohen
Randy Cohen was born in Charleston, S.C., and raised in Reading, Pa. He attended graduate school at the California Institute of the Arts as a music major studying composition.
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