Persuasive Essay *Example*

915 WordsMay 28, 20134 Pages
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? Each day, an average of 79 people receive organ transplants. However, an average of 18 people die each day waiting for transplants that can 't take place because of the shortage of donated organs. Any one of those people might be someone you know. Today I’d like to talk to you about the need for organ donors in our area, second, how you can become an organ donor after you die, and finally, how your family and organ donor recipients benefit from your donation. People all over the world are in need of an organ transplant even people right here in CNY, Buffalo, NYC, you get the picture. The problem is that there…show more content…
They will be involved in the donation arrangements when you die. If they do not know your wishes of becoming a donor, your wishes may never be carried out. The last thing you have to do is Mark your driver’s license so that your license indicates your intent to donate. Fill out, sign and carry a uniform donor card with you. This donor card says what organs you wish to have donated and also has places for your family members to sign as witnesses after you have discussed your decision with them. You can see that it isn’t difficult to be an organ donor. Now let’s look at what may happen if you choose to donate your organs and what may happen if you choose not to. If you choose to donate, there will be benefits to both your family and the recipient’s. If you do donate your organs, your family and the people who receive your organs might benefit in a similar way like this family. A seventeen year old died of head injuries in a car accident. His mom decided to donate his organs. His heart went to a prison chaplain, his kidneys went to a mother of 5 children and a Vietnam vet. The Vietnam vet is "energetic" and finally is getting his college degree. The teenager gave life to others and his family feels a sense of satisfaction and comfort that other lives have been touched by his. The problem arises when you are thinking about becoming a donor but never do anything about it. Then, no one knows your wishes and your organs will not be donated. The consequences of this
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