Persuasive Speech : Organ Donation

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I. Introduction
A. “I do not need to think about death. I am a young, healthy, and invincible person. Nothing bad can ever happen to me.” Have you ever had these thoughts?
B. Well, I have. I had this very thought right before October 2010, before a close friend of mine died. Right then and there, in the most tragic time of their lives, her family had a big decision to make.
C. My name is Morgan Silva and I am here to talk to you about organ donation, how you can become one, and the ways your family and donor recipients benefit from the donation you made. II. Body
A. People often ask themselves what organ donation is and what it involves.
1. According to Medline Plus, organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another.
a. All kinds of organs can be donated to save a life: the kidneys, the heart, the liver, the pancreas, the small bowel, and intestines.
b. The types of tissues that can be donated are bones, skin, the heart valves, blood vessels, whole eyes and corneas. By donating these organs and tissues, people save lives every day.
2. An organ donor, according to Houston Methodist Leading Medicine, is “anyone who is willing to donate organs or tissues to help extend or improve someone’s life.”
a. Donatelife.net states that more than 123,000 men, women, and children currently need lifesaving organ transplants and every ten minutes another name is being added to the national organ transplant waiting list.
b. According to

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