Speech: Organ Donation Essay

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Speech: Organ Donation

INTRODUCTION /ATTENTION STEP A. 1. Imagine that a loved one has just been severely injured in a car accident. 2. The injuries include brain trauma, broken bones, but most notably, a loss of two pints of blood, that your friend is in desperate need of. 3. Coincidentally your blood type matches. 4. Picture yourself at the scene of the accident. 5. Put yourself in the hospital waiting room, anticipating news from the doctors, hoping that your friend will survive. 6. What would you
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BODY /PROBLEM STEP A. 1. Upon encountering this subject, much negative stigma is attached to the implications of organ donation. 2. The reality is, as we all know, that we are not invincible, and someday every one's time will come to an end. 3. The act of organ donation is a significantly compassionate and humane choice for a person to make. TRANSITION: Organ donation is a subject that affects all of us, but it is largely misunderstood. I will attempt to clarify the situation with… B: SOME COMPELLING FACTS ABOUT ORGAN DONATION 1. Doctors remark transplantation as "one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine." 2. Organ transplantation is an operation that is safe, lifesaving, and the technology that supports it is continually expanding. 3. As reported by the Coalition on Donation, 65,000 Americans are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Meaning that their life is entirely dependent upon receiving

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