Persuasive Speech Outline

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Persuasive Speech Outline

Topic: Organ Donation
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech my audience will consider donating their organs and tissues after death and to act upon their decision to donate. Central Idea: The need is constantly growing for organ donors and it is very simple to be an organ donor when you no longer need your organs. Introduction:

How do you feel when you’re waiting for something you really really want? Or what if it’s not even something you want, but something you need? Something you cannot live without? Now imagine yourself in a dark, gloomy hospital room waiting to receive an organ that is crucial to your survival? Imagine knowing that there are over 110,000 other people in the same waiting list. Unfortunately, this number far exceeds the number of people who have registered to become organ donors. And in 2011, only about 28,000 transplants were completed. Patients are forced to wait months and even years for a match, and far too many die before they have the chance to receive a suitable organ due to a lack of donors.

According to statistics 90% of Americans say they support organ donation, but only 30% know the essential steps to take to become a donor.

Transition:
Today I’d like to talk to you about the need for organ donors in our area, how you can become an organ donor after you die.

I choose this topic because April is organ donation awareness month.

Body:
I will begin telling you the need for organ donors.
People all over the world but right here in the United States, need organ transplants and they need our help. The problem is, people are dying due to a lack of organs and organ donors who make transplants possible. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing, or UNOS, every ten minutes, someone is added to the organ transplant waiting list, which means that by the end of this class, there will be 5 new people added to this list, and each day, an average of 18...
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