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Radio: A lifesaving gift

by Edward Wickham

CAN ALTRUISM be forced? Surely not: an altruistic act must be freely bestowed. But what about in the case of a small child who — were he or she able to express an opinion — might readily agree to an act of selfless generosity, but cannot even say the word altruism, let alone understand it? In particular, would baby McKenzie have allowed his bone marrow to be used for the benefit of his sister, had he been able to make a reasonable decision?

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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