To persuade my audience to donate their organs and tissues when they die and to act upon their decision to donate. The need is constantly growing for organ donors and it is very simple to be an organ donor when you die. Introduction I. How do you feel when you have to wait for something you really, really desire? What if it was something you were unable to live without? A. Most people who need an organ donated have to wait for who knows how long before they are notified that they have a donor donator.
B. Organ donation is the giving of biological tissue or an organ of the human body, from a living or dead person to a living recipient in need of a transplantation. II. In researching organ donation, I have learned that there is an extreme importance to many other people that require organs that they don’t have. III. I will be informing you about the three main factors of organ donation-the need for organ donors in our area, how you can become an organ donor after you die, and how your family and organ donor recipients benefit from your donation.
First Body I. Many people that live in the United Sates and in the rest of the world all need organ transplants and they need our assistance. A. The problem is that there is a lack of organs and organ donors who make organ transplantation possible because the many needs are organs and tissues such as the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, and blood vessels. II. Plus a new name is added to the national waiting list every 16 minutes for an organ donation. A. With seeing that many numbers, it’s hard to see how it doesn’t grab the majority of the populations’ attention.
B. You can choose to donate any needed organs or you can specify which organs or tissues you wish to donate. Second Body I. You may also ask how you go about making sure your organs are donated. A. You can do so by talking with your family about your decision. They will be involved in the donation arrangements when you die. If they do not know your wishes of becoming a donor, your wishes may never be carried out. B. In the next step you have to mark your driver’s license so that your license indicates your intent to donate. Each state may vary because of policies.
C. In the final step you have to fill out, sign and carry a uniform donor card with you. This donor card says what organs you wish to have donated and also has places for your family members to sign as witnesses after you have discussed your decision with them. Third Body I. Organ donation benefits both the donor’s family and the recipients in many ways. A. If you do donate your organs, your family and the people who receive your organs might benefit in a similar way like this family. A seventeen year old died of head injuries in a car accident.
His mom decided to donate his organs. His heart went to a prison chaplain; his kidneys went to a mother of 5 children and a Vietnam vet. The Vietnam vet is "energetic" and finally is getting his college degree. The teenager gave life to others and his family feels a sense of satisfaction and comfort that other lives that have been touched by his decision. B. The problem arises when you are thinking about becoming a donor but never do anything about it. Then, no one knows your wishes and your organs will not be donated.
The consequences of this are more people waiting for organs and there will still be an incredible shortage of available organs. Conclusion I. As you can easily see, donating your organs can be one of the most important decisions that you ever make and also the greatest gift you could ever give. II. I’ve informed you about three big factors of organ donation-the need for organ donors in our area, how you can become an organ donor after you die, and finally, how your family and organ recipients benefit from your donation. III. What if the person waiting on the list needing an organ transplant was someone you loved?
Imagine if you had a brother or sister who had unexpectedly died and you were able to meet the person who received their heart, for example. Think of the satisfaction and possible comfort knowing that your brother or sister provided life for somebody else other than them. IV. The meaning of organ donation is not to give organs to someone who needs it; it is to give them a chance to pick themselves back up where they have left off. V. And I can honestly say that am very proud to call myself an organ donor, but can you say the same about yourself?
References Life Source Organ and Tissue Donation, (Sep. 2012) Retreived Sep 15, 2012: http://www.life-source.org/donation/ http://www.life-source.org/families/ http://www.life-source.org/recipients/ http://www.life-source.org/volunteers/