Organ Donor Speech

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I. You know how you feel when you really, really want something but you have to wait? Like the newest game, movie, or maybe that expensive bag that everyone else has. What if it was something that you couldn’t live without? Like a heart, liver, lungs, or kidneys

II. Today I will be talking about become an organ donor
III The reason I can speak about this is because my father has kidney failure and needs a kidney transplant I will donate one of my kidneys to him I have also done some research and would like to share this information with you IV. I will first talk about what organ donation is and how it works, next Arguments against organ donation and refutations and finally How to become an organ donor and the benefits of organ donation

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I. What organ donation is and how it works
A. Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another 1.Organs you can donate include: kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, skin, bone, bone marrow, and cornea (the front part of the eye). [source: medlineplus.com] 2.Organ donations usually occur for patients with kidney failure, heart disease, lung disease, and cirrhosis of the liver 3.For patients who need a kidney or a liver, a living donor’s organs can be utilized, since we are already born with an extra kidney and the liver is regenerative. However, if the patient needs a heart, lung, pancreas or cornea, the organ needs to come from a deceased donor. [source: discoveryhealth.com] 4.A transplant is usually the last course of action in the treatment of a patient, but if the patient is willing and able, it can be a good option. If the patient consents to an organ transplant, doctors put the patient’s name on a list by the United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS. [source: discoveryhealth.com]

II. Arguments against organ donation and refutations
A. People of all ages and backgrounds can be organ donors,
1. If you are under 18, you...
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