Blood Donation

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Informational Speech Outline
Topic: Blood Donation
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about donating blood.  
 Attention Getter – Do you know how you can save someone’s life? You don’t have to be a superhero with special powers. All you need is yourself and the nearest blood bank.        Topic - Today I’m going to talk to you guys about donating blood.        Ethos & Audience Adaptation – The reason I chose this topic is because I am a blood donator. I go in about every three months with my mom and my sister to donate blood.        Preview – I want to inform you about who can donate blood, the process and how the blood is used.  

1.  Main Point                There is requirements for a person who want to donate blood.
a) The basic requirements are for you to be at least 17 years of age, more than 110 pounds and healthy. Belknapp, Susan. (2008, September 13). Donate blood and save a life. Retrieved from b) Being healthy means not having any STD’s, recent flu, or a high temperature. c) Some people don’t want to donate blood or receive transfusions. They feel like it may not be safe. The risk of getting HIV infected from a blood transfusion is 1 in 225,000. Worsnop, R. (1994). Blood supply safety. CQ Researcher, 4(42), 985-1008

2.  Main Point                 For those of you who are not familiar with donating blood, I will describe the process.
a) The first thing you must do is find the nearest blood bank. Once you are there, the first step is registration.
b) You are then given information about donating blood, the benefits and what to do if you don’t feel well after your donation.
c) Next, you are called into a private room. A professional then tests your iron level and takes your temperature. You are asked questions about your sexual and health history...
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