Persuasive Outline-Organ Donation

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PERSUASIVE SPEECH OUTLINE – ORGAN DONATION
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
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Also, how long a patient has been waiting for an organ is a big factor when choosing who will get which organ * Main Point 2- Arguments against organ donation and refutations 1. People of all ages and backgrounds can be organ donors, and if you are under 18, you must get permission from your parent before registering as an organ donor. 2. There are many myths about becoming an organ donor, but here are just a few: 1. If I agree to donate my organs, the hospital won’t work as hard to save my life: When you go to hospitals for treatment, doctors focus on saving your life, not someone else’s, and the doctor in charge of your care has nothing to do with transplantation. 2. Organ donation is against my religion: Organ donation is consistent with the beliefs of most religions, including Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and most branches of Judaism 3. An open-casket funeral isn’t an option for organ donors: The donor’s body is fully clothed, so no one can see the markings or scars of surgery for organ donation. For bone donors, a rod is inserted where the bone was removed, and for skin donors, the skin donation is taken from the person’s back, and since the deceased is clothed and on their back in the casket, the scar is not visible. 4. I’m too old to donate: There is no defined cut off age for donating organs, and there have been many successful organ donations from donors in their 70’s and 80’s. The decision to use the organs

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