Persuasive Speech Outline
Topic: Organ Donation
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech my audience will consider donating their organs and tissues after death and to act upon their decision to donate.
Central Idea: The need is constantly growing for organ donors and it is very simple to be an organ donor when you no longer need your organs.
How do you feel when you’re waiting for something you really really want? Or what if it’s not even something you want, but something you need? Something you cannot live without? Now imagine yourself in a dark, gloomy hospital room waiting to receive an organ that is crucial to your survival? Imagine knowing that there are over 110,000 other …show more content…
You can see that it isn’t hard to become an organ donor, however, you need to act.
The problem arises when you are thinking about becoming a donor but never do anything about it. Then, no one knows your wishes and your organs will not be donated. The consequences of this are more people waiting for organs and there will still be an incredible shortage of available organs.
Before watching my friend’s pain, I had never really considered or even thought about becoming an organ donor. However, after seeing my friends mother die because there wasn’t a organ donation available, I informed myself on the subject, and I see it different now.
I’ve told you about the need for organ donors in our country. And also how simple it is to become a donor. What if one of the 100,000 people in the waiting list was your mother or your sister, friend? If we don’t do anything now, the number of people dying from a lack of organ donors will only increase. To solve this problem we must volunteer to be an organ donor.
So let’s go home tonight and talk to our families, share with them your decision. Do your part, fill out and sign a donor card, and indicate your wishes in your driver’s license.
I’m going to leave you with a short message from Michael Jordan who is a sponsor for the Iowa LifeGift Coalition on Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness. "Please make the decision to become an organ and tissue donor. Remember: Share your life. Share your