Informative Speech on Organ Donations

939 words 4 pages
Speech Title: Organ Transplants
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: I want to educate my audience about organ donation matching process, the requirements to donate and to receive organs, and how donations can be found.
1. Attention Getter: As defined by , an organ transplant is deemed an operation moving an organ from an organism (the donor) to another (the recipient). In the U.S. alone surgeons performed 5,273 liver transplants in 2008, according to accessed on April 17,2012. 2. Statement of Significance: Most people in the U.S. do not know if they are an organ donor or not. One way to find out is by looking at your driver’s license. 3. Establish Credibility:
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g. UNOS- United Network for Organ Sharing xii. After requirements are met people have more tests ran and based on those test they are placed into cateorgories in United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) xiii. According to , accessed on April 15, They are given a Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD), if they are under 18 they receive a PELD score which stands for Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease. xiv. Patients can also be classified in Status 7 which is where the patient is considered inactive because they are temporarily unsuitable for transplantation.
The Hospital could also have their own donor network, however it is highly unlikely that they would not be tied into UNOS affiliation.
1.Review: All of these steps in organ donation are important to have a successful transplant possibility.
2.Restatement of Significance: Most people in the U.S. don’t know whether or not they are organ donors. Now you can make an educated decision as to why you would want to make yourself a donor on your driver’s license or not.
3. Closing: Hopefully you all have learned a little bit about organ donation.
Works Cited
Guillen MD, Steve, Martin Black MD, Grace Thomas MD, and Robert McNamara MD. "Read What Your Physician Is Reading on Medscape." EMedicineHealth. Ed. Micheal D. Burg MD, Francisco Talavera PhD, and James Ungar MD. Web. 17 Apr. 2012.


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