Organ Donation

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Specific Purpose: By the end of my presentation, the audience will donate their organs and tissues when they die and act upon their decision to donate. Introduction 1 Attention Getter/Credibility Statement: How do you feel when you have to wait for something you really, really want? What if it was something you couldn’t live without? Well, my cousin was five years old when he found out he needed a new kidney. He went on the organ waiting list right away. He was called twice during a six moth span that they had a kidney available only to find out that the kidney wasn’t a good match. He had to wait again. The third time was a charm. A small adult was in an accident and his kidney was a good match. This story had a happy ending but so…show more content…
2 Review points- What if the person waiting on the list needing an organ transplant was someone you loved? Imagine if you had a brother or sister who had unexpectedly died and you were able to meet the person who received their heart, for example. Think of the satisfaction and possible comfort knowing that your brother or sister provided life for somebody else. 3 Clincher- I’m going to leave you with a short massage from Michael Jordan who is a sponsor for the Iowa LifeGift Coalition on Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness and appears in their 1996 brochure. “Please make the decision to become an organ and tissue donor. Remember: Share your life. Share your decision.” Works Cited Gundersen Lutheran Hospital (Lacrosse, WI): “Life…Pass it on.” Undated brochure. Iowa LifeGift Coalition on Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness:” Share Your Life, Share Your Decision. “1996 brochure. Iowa Statewide Organ Procurement Organization:”Be an organ donor…It’s the chance of a lifetime!” undated brochure. LifeSource: Newsnotes. October 2007. Accessed November 2, 2005. LifeSource: Questions and Answers. April 2005. Accessed November 7, 2005. LifeSource: Statistics. October 2005. Accessed November 2, 2005. South Dakota Lions Eye Bank: “No Greater Gift…Than

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