Why I Donated a Kidney to a Stranger: Fleck and Ward – Episode 14

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According to recent data from Donate Life America, more than 110,000 people are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants; 80% of those patients are waiting for a kidney. In this episode, Center Acting Director and Professor Dr. Leonard Fleck is joined by Dr. Arthur Ward of Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College. Dr. Ward, a philosopher and bioethicist, shares his recent experience of anonymously donating a kidney to a stranger. He discusses how and why he made the decision to donate, and explains why he thinks more people should consider making the same choice to help others.

This episode was produced and edited by Liz McDaniel in the Center for Ethics. Music: "While We Walk (2004)" by Antony Raijekov via Free Music Archive, licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. A full episode transcript is available at bioethics.msu.edu.