Speech: Organ Donation

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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 say when the doctor approaches you and tells you that in order to save your friends life, you must donate. B 1. Now hold that thought with one more element added. 2. You were in the car, however you were not as lucky as your friend. 3. You are now a victim token by the car crash. 4. Wouldn't you still hope to save a friend's life as your last wish? 5. Would you give any other organ necessary for your friend's survival? Your heart ? Your kidneys? Your liver? It's a matter of life and death. 6. If you had designated on your driver's license or carried some other means to communicate your decision to be an organ donor, your friends life could hav... ... middle of paper ... ...lusion: More people need to become donors to save lives. D. Two motive appeals Self respect Respect for life Loyalty to friends/family Sympathy/generosity E. Bibliography Coalition on Donation 1100 Boulders Parkway, Suite 500 Richmond, Virginia 23225-8770 phone 804-330-8620, fax 804-323-7343 Dept. of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HTTP://www.organdonor.gov/contents.htm HTTP://WWW.ORGANDONOR.COM http://www.shareyourlife.org/leadstory_2000_04_14_notdaw.htm
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