Topic: Organ donation
Thesis Statement: Becoming an organ donor after death is not only an important decision for yourself, but it is also an important decision for the life that you may have the power to save.
Purpose: To persuade my audience to consider becoming organ donors after death Introduction: 1. Organ donation is a selfless way to give back to others, and to be able to make a huge difference by giving another person a second chance at life. 2. The number of patients waiting for organs far exceeds the number of people who have registered to become organ donors. 3. Many stigmas related to organ donation - relatively false, and in order to be well informed, you must know what organ donation is, how it works as well as how you can become an organ donor and what organs or tissues you can donate. 4. Becoming an organ donor after death is not only an important decision for yourself, but it is also an important decision for the life that you may have the power to save. Body: * Main Point 1- What organ donation is and how it works 1. Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Organs you can donate include: kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, skin, bone, bone marrow, and cornea (the front part of the eye). 2. Organ donations usually occur for patients with kidney failure, heart disease, lung disease, and cirrhosis of the liver.. 3. 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. 4. Acceptable donors are those who are brain dead but are still on life support. They are technically dead, but the body is still functioning, so the organs remain healthy. A match is made when both the donor and the recipient have the same