Attention Getter - Do you know what happens to your body after you die? Besides being buried, burned? Not in a religious sense but a physical sense? What if I told you, that you have the power and the gift of life in your hands? II.
Topic Statement - Today I am going to provide you with the information that will allow you to make an informed decision on becoming an organ donor. III.
Importance Statement - You will be able to utilize the information I give you today to save lives, once you pass to the next life. Can you imagine? You could save someone’s mother, sister, father, brother. IV.
Preview of Main Points - Today, I am going to provide you with information on: a.
What does it mean to become an organ donor?
Who can become organ donor?
Myths about becoming an organ donor
How you can become an organ donor
BODY OF SPEECH
I. What does it mean to become an organ donor?
If you decide to become an organ donor you consent to have your organs and tissues made available for transplantation upon death. b.
Organs for life-saving transplants include the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas and small intestine c.
Examples of tissues that could save or enhance someone’s life include eyes and corneas, heart valves, bones and skin grafts. d.
According to the US Department of Health & Human Services “organdonor.gov” (2012)
113,620 people are waiting for an organ
18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives and enhance over 50 lives
This means that there is a great demand for organs and many will die due to the lack of life-saving donor who are willing to give someone a second chance at life. II.
Who can become an organ donor?
Anyone can become an organ regardless of age or health condition. There are a few exclusions, such as HIV infection, active cancer. b.
No one is too old or too young. Both newborns and senior citizens have been organ donors. c.
According to the...
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