Persuasive Speech : Organ Donation Essay

1418 Words Dec 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Title: Organ Donation
Name: Kateland Coffey
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to willingly donate their organs or tissue to a needy recipient upon their passing.
A. Attention Material/Credibility Material:
1. Waiting for something that we really want can make us very anxious. Well how would we feel if we had to wait for something that we literally could not live without?
2. A typical elementary school student, Destiny loves to climb, dance and play. Looking at Destiny today, it is hard to believe than as an infant she was diagnosed with severe liver disease and given six months to live. At the tender age of one, Destiny only weighed 13 pounds and was desperately ill. Her only hope for survival was a liver transplant. Thanks to the generous gift of an anonymous organ donor, Destiny is now the picture of good health!(Donate Life NC) Although Destiny’s story is a happy ending, so many do not end as well.

B. Tie to the audience: Chances are you may even know someone that is currently on organ transplant waiting list.
C. Thesis and Preview:
1. Thesis Statement – Organ donors always make up a small percentage of what is actually needed on today’s transplant waiting list. Even though the process to become an organ donor only takes a few simple steps.
2. Today I’ll talk to you about the amount of people in North Carolina alone that need a donor, as well as throughout the nation. The process of…

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