Organ Donation : An Important Decision For Yourself

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I. Introduction:
a. Attention Getter: We all know what it feels like to patiently await something we whole-heartedly desire. Imagine though, if that “something” was impossible to live without?
b. Reason to Listen: The American Transplant Foundation reports that today there are more than 121,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving organ or tissue; many of whom may never find a suitable donor match.
c. Thesis Statement: Becoming an organ donor is not only an important decision for yourself, but it is also an important decision for the life that you have the power to save.
d. Credibility Statement: Being that my grandfather is currently on an organ donation list and because I am an organ donor myself, I believe that organ donation is a selfless way to give back to others, and provide them with a second chance at life.
e. Preview of Main Points: Today, I will explain what organ donation is and the need for it, how the process works, and the benefits that come from being an organ donor.

Transition: Though many have heard of organ donation, some may be unfamiliar with this alternative medical approach.

II. Body:
a. What exactly is organ donation?
1. Organ donation is when an individual provides an organ or a part of an organ to another individual in for purposes surrounding their serious medical need.
2. There are no age limits on who can become an organ donor. Prospective donors who are below the age of 18 are required to obtain parental or guardian consent
3. The only…

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