Blood Donation Essay

935 Words Mar 23rd, 2012 4 Pages
Informative Speech

Your Name: Tyra Manning-Grate

Organization: Topical pattern.
Topic: Blood Donation
Rhetorical Purpose: To inform my audience on what to expect with blood donation.
Redemptive Purpose: To inform my audience how the process of blood donation is simple but life changing for someone else. Exodus 24:8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”this vocation or vocational skill can serve as a platform for promoting something that God values, according to Scripture.


I. Today your actions can save a life with a quick and easy process. Emergency rescue is
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Be sure to drink plenty of fluids. c. If these preliminary conditions are met, a person is then able to fill out a questionnaire, which asks specific questions about a person’s lifestyle to determine their level of risk. d. A person who has any of the following cannot donate blood: 1. Low hemoglobin/hematocrit and cold or flu symptoms 2. Certain travel and taking some medications 3. Has been tattooed or unprofessionally body piercing 4. Has an increased risk of HIV and other STDs e. This is only a summary of the questions asked by the American Red Cross before blood donation. A complete listing can be found on their website (

II. If a potential donor meets all of the criteria, a mini-physical examination that includes checking: a. Your temperature, blood pressure and pulse is taken. b. A drop of blood is taken to be sure you have enough red blood cells. c. When these tests are complete, you’ll be asked about your past/present health/lifestyle. d. Cleanse the area you will be using to donate. All supplies, including the needle, are sterile andare used only once – for you. e. When the donation start several things occur: At the beginning you may feel a brief “sting” from the needle; the donation usually
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