Informative Speech on Organ Donations

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Speech Title: Organ Transplants
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: I want to educate my audience about organ donation matching process, the requirements to donate and to receive organs, and how donations can be found. Introduction:
1. Attention Getter: As defined by www.dictionary.com , an organ transplant is deemed an operation moving an organ from an organism (the donor) to another (the recipient). In the U.S. alone surgeons performed 5,273 liver transplants in 2008, according to www.infopleas.com accessed on April 17,2012. 2. Statement of Significance: Most people in the U.S. do not know if they are an organ donor or not. One way to find out is by looking at your driver’s license. 3. Establish Credibility: Organ donation has always sparked my interest not only because I am a nursing student, but because it is a transfer of another’s organs into another person’s body. 4. Preview Main Points: Organ donation is a complex procedure, but for most people can be considered a meanwhile procedure. I am going to educate you on the process of organ matching process, the requirements to donate and to receive organs, and how donations can be found. Body:

1. First, I will take you through the matching process.
a. According to www.organdonor.gov , accessed on April 11, there are many common elements used to make organ donation matches. i. Blood Type, Body Size, Severity of patients medical condition, distance between the donor’s and the recipients hospitals, the pt.’s waiting time, and the availability of the potential recipient i.e. infection pending or not b. Heart and Lungs are seemingly the hardest to find matches for. c. However, I am going to focus on a liver transplant match. ii. Procurement is what makes liver transplants interesting and numerous. iii. A Liver transplant donor can still be living.

Family, Friend, or Someone with Matching Blood Type
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