Organ Donations

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Michael Aguila
Prof. Leblanc
SPC
21 October 2012

Organ Donation
Topic: Organ Donation
General Purpose: To educate the class on the importance of organ donations. Specific Purpose: To persuade the class to not let their organs go to waste. Thesis Statement: Donating your organs allows a life to be prolonged. It also allows scientific studies to prevent future occurrences or finding a cure for a disease. Organizational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivational Sequence

Visual Aids: Power-Point Presentation.

Introduction
I. Attention-getter: (wow factor) The problem with organ donations is that you do not know how important it is until it happens to family, friends or yourself. The issue is it is not taken seriously, when all it takes is a trip to the DMV. It may be that no one in the room has had a family member that needed an organ, but maybe there is. Why does everyone want health insurance? It is to help your chances of survival and of course your pocket ($). Why not donate your organs and help save a life? It may be you that needs an organ one day! A.

II. Credibility Statement: (why are you qualified to speak on this topic?) I researched several sources on the importance of organ donation. I also have a friend that donated his bone marrow in order to save his sister’s life. In my research I also read situations where people have died due to not having an organ donor. III. Preview:

The discussion of organ donation can seem to be a touchy subject, but the truth is anyone in this room may need an organ donation at any moment. What if on your way home today you get in an accident which is almost fatal, but you need a heart transplant to live. In the opposite prospective, you may be brain dead and your organs can save a child that was born with 1 bad kidney. You can save that child’s life. Then we also have organs that are bad, but can be studied to find a cure or to better understand the reason why the problem may occur.

<< Transition The importance of organ donations. >>

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I. Main Point 1 The importance of organ donation.
A. Organ donation is important everywhere, but is only possible because people have to be willing to do so. 1. “Enough people to populate a small city — over 100,000 — are waiting for an organ donation in the United States.” (Mayo Clinic Staff). http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/organ-donation/FL00077 2. “The ultimate act of human kindness.” (Dr. Moritsugu, previous surgeon general of the United States) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/28/health/28brod.html?_r=0 3. “Joshua Abbott was a lung transplant recipient who championed the cause of organ and tissue donation. To the legislature, he became the face of all those needing transplants. Josh became an organ transplant recipient at age 29 and an organ donor at age 30. He died in 2006, 11 months after receiving a double lung transplant due to complications from an illness.” (N.A., 2009) http://www.donatelifeflorida.org/content/joshua_abbott/?selected=5

A. The problems in acquiring organs for donations.
4. “Enough people to populate a small city — over 100,000 — are waiting for an organ donation in the United States.” (Mayo Clinic Staff). http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/organ-donation/FL00077 2. “The parents of Laurie McLendon, 42, chose to donate when their daughter suffered cardiac arrest at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Two women received her kidneys, a burn unit received skin, her corneas went to an eye bank, and her liver was transplanted into a 61-year-old pediatric oncologist, Dr. Michael Harris of Englewood, N.J., who had contracted hepatitis C years earlier while caring for a patient.” (N.A., 2007) 3.“People typically wait three to five years for donated organs, and each day 17 of them die.” (N.A., 2007) 4. “An estimated two in three Americans have not indicated their wishes about donation.” (Dr. Syed)...
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