By this time tomorrow, 12 people in America who are alive right now will be dead.Not because they were in a car wreck, Not because they were gunned down, Not because their time had come, Not even because they weren’t in the hospital, but simply because they couldn’t be given a life-saving transplant in time.12 people will die because the organ transplant they need will not be possible.
Money’s not the issue here.It’s the lack of organ donors.Hi, my name is Casey, and I will tell you of the Extreme importance of becoming an Organ Donor. I will tell you why organ donors are life savers, how you can become one, the commons myths and Why this topic is very important to meMY FIRST POINT IS :I.
Organ Donors are life savers.A. Approximately 300 new transplant candidates are added to the waiting list each monthB. Researchers claim that less than half of all eligible organ donors actually become organ donors.
C. By becoming an organ donor, you could save a life of a deserving person. Imagine if it were your best friend, your parents, your siblings, or any other close person that needed a live saving organ transplant. It might change your mind on being an organ donor.
Now imagine if it were you, that needed a liver, heart, or other organ transplant. You want to live to see so much more in life, but you did not get on the list in time and there is a shortage in organ donors. You must say good bye to life, your loved ones and every thing else. This is not a good thing to imagine, yet people die everyday with this feeling.
if you are dying, what are you going to use your organs for any ways? Why not give them to a person in need, a person that has loved ones that need them.II. How you can become an organ donor. A.
While at the DMV, choose to become an organ donor. B. organs which can be donated are the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas and bowel. Organs cannot be stored and must be transplanted as soon as possible You can also be a living donor, you can donate partial kidney, partial lung, pancreas, intestine, bone marrow ,skin tissue, C.
Talk to your family, because before anything happens, the doctors will need yous familys consent.III. Some common myths are.A.
If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life. [according to organ procurement and transplantation network]Organ donation can only be considered after brain death has been declared by a physician.B. It does not mean that the doctors will hack up your body & you will not look the same if you are being buried.
The doctors carefully make small incisions similar to if they were just doing surgery on a normal person, closing it up & leaving a small scar that can be properly disguised.C. It does not mean that the rich and famous on the U.S.
waiting list for organs get preferential treatment. Researchers state that the computerized matching system does not select recipients based on fame or wealth. Organs are matched by blood and tissue typing, organ size, medical urgency, waiting time, and geographic location.D.
It is not against any religion, all major organized religions approve of organ and tissue donation and consider it an act of charity.IV. The main reason I picked this topic.A.
My close friend Bobbi. She is only 55 B. Bobbi has lung & liver cancer C. She will not live, due to the fact that she cannot get the organs that she needs.
If she were to receive a liver & a partial lung transplant she would have a 86% rate of survival. If there were more people that were organ donors, doctors would be able to save more lives. Conclusion: I hope that my speech has influenced some of you to change your mind about donating organs. I have told you about why organ donors are life savers, how you can become one, the commons myths and Why this topic is very important to meI will end with a poem written by Robert N.
Test”To remember me” The day will come when my body will lie upon a white sheet neatly tucked under four corners of a mattress located in a hospital busily occupied with the living and the dying. At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has ended. When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine.And don’t call this my deathbed.
Let it be called the bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives. Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby’s face or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain. Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk. Explore every corner of my brain.Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window.
Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all prejudice against my fellow man. Give my sins to the devil. Give my soul to God.
If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.