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Blood Oath

Blood Oath

Blood Oath

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Randy Cohen, who writes "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine, addresses a listener who asks if it's all right to lie to the Red Cross in order to give blood. The listener is barred from donating because he lived in West Africa as a young boy. He insists he's healthy.