blood donation Essay

1101 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 5 Pages
Juan Villacis
COMM 1402-02
December 9, 2013

Title: MORE PEOPLE SHOULD DONATE BLOOD.
I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter: How many people have donated blood before? Does anybody know how many people can be saved by one donation? One donation can help save the lives of up to three people and since blood is an essential substance that cannot be manufactured, It can only come from volunteer donors (RedCrossBlood.org.,2013)
B. Tie to Audience: Many people feel scared when they see needles and most of us think about the pain in the donating process; however, all of us could have the power to save lives and it only takes 10-12 minutes. (RedCrossBlood.org.,2013)
C. Credibility: Not everyone is aware of how important blood donation really is;
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Refreshments
You will spend a few minutes enjoying refreshments to allow your body time to adjust to the slight decrease in fluid volume. When the donation is complete a staff person will place a bandage on your arm. After 10-15 minutes you can then leave the donation center and continue with your normal daily activities (RedCrossBlood.org.,2013).
D. Requirements/ Where to go The Person who is willing to donate must be healthy, be at least 17 years old in most states, or 16 with parental consent if allowed by state law, weigh at least 110 lbs. Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors More information can be also found at RedCrossBlood.org which includes nearby donation centers where an appointment is needed, but most of them allow walk-ins.
C. Why donate blood? There is no special reason to donate except your own reasons. Some people give blood because they were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing to do. Whatever the reason is, the need is constant and any contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. (Eckard, 2013). Personally, i think that anybody who donates blood will feel great knowing that they helped changed a life which could inspire others to do the same. I have also promised myself to donate some of my blood

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