21 October 2012
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.
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