Essay about Persuasive Speech: Why Be an Organ Donor
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Specific Purpose Statement: to persuade
General-purpose statement: to persuade my audience to become organ donors and sign up online
Central Idea: my central idea are what organ donation is and how it works, arguments against organ donation and refutations, and how to become an organ donor and benefits of organ donation
Good evening, everyone I want to start by doing a quick poll, just raise your hand once I asked the question. Has anyone here ever saved a life from ending? If a good portion say, “you can save even more people by becoming an organ donor.”
If not a good portion say “who here will save someone’s life if it is as easy as writing two word?”
You are all in luck. Becoming an organ donor, you are entitled to be able…show more content…
What organ donation is and how it works
Most of you probably do not know much about organ donation. Organ donation is the act of giving your organs to an ill patient after your passing. Organs that you can donate are your kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, skin, bones, bone marrow, and your cornea. Organ Donation doesn’t often happen, but if the patient accept a organ transplant, he or she is put on a list by the United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS. The way hospitals decide if you’re a good candidate for an organ transplant is yours and the recipients blood type and tissue type has to match. Of course, the longer the patient has been waiting for an organ is a big factor in choosing who gets which organ. I know this sounds very disturbing, but it does not outweigh the outcome of giving someone another chance in life. Organ donation saves many lives that would otherwise end. For example, Gabriel Clark, a Twelve-year-old boy who received a kidney transplant when he was only two years old. Nine years later, thanks to the organ donor who gave Gabriel a kidney, he is able to have a second chance to have a bright future. You could be one of this people that save a child’s life like Gabriel.
Arguments against organ donation and refutations I know that there are many misconception about organ donation such as If you donate your organs, the hospital will not work as hard to save your life. This is false; doctors
Show MoreThe Life Saving Benefits of Organ Donation
There is one clear fact that every person in this world can agree on: at some point in our lives, we are all going to face the reality of death. Death is imminent to each and every one of us, and the prospect of death is usually unknown and very tragic to most people. It is the unknown that can instill the fear of dying in a person or a family. Tragic accidents and terminal diseases are often the source of many deaths, and invariably in those instances we are unable to control the end result, which is death. However, in the course of life and death, there are life- threatening situations that we do have the ability to control. It becomes a choice by a person or a family to offer the greatest…show more content…
Although families may suffer a great loss when they lose a loved one, their loss can be hope for many other families. Organ donation is a way to know that all is not lost in death. Because of organ donation life can go on for others. It is often difficult for loved ones to make such a choice, when they are bereaving and suffering the loss of a loved one; however, death would not be a complete end to their loved one if life could be given to another human being by their organ donation. What a greater gift to give to another than the chance to live with the help of someone who meant so much to you.
The greater issue to think about is the possibility that you or a loved one may be the person who is nearing death because an organ transplant is necessary to live. Loved ones, especially children, capture our hearts and our love. Just imagine having what you think is a beautiful, normal, healthy child, and one day you find out that your child is going to die without an organ transplant. Or what if your child was terminally ill but could give the gift of life to another child. Something similar happened to a real family (Diehl). Nicholas Diehl was eleven years old. He was a vibrant, normal, little boy that loved life. Nicholas had chronic asthma most of his life. He died suddenly of respiratory failure. His family was devastated; they had lost their son. However, in their response to his death and their decision to