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Organ Donation INTRODUCTION I.

Attention Grabber How do you feel when you have to wait for something you really, really want? What if it was something you couldnt live without it? Well, my cousin was five years old when he found out he needed a new kidney. He went on the organ waiting list right away. He was called twice during a six month span that they had a kidney available only to find out that the kidney wasnt a good match. He had to wait again. The third time was a charm. A small adult was in an accident and his kidney was a good match. This story had a happy ending but so many do not. II. Reveal Topic Today I am here to share with you my views on organ donation, in the hope that you will take them on board and give someone the ultimate gift after you have left this earth the gift of life. III. Relevance Statements In our country, there are 15,420 patients are currently on the waiting list for an organs. One of the people on the waiting list for an organ transplant might be someone you know. So, how can you help? All you have to do is get in touch with your doctor and he will tell you all you need to know. You fill out one form, and receive a card; it really is that easy. Then, once you have passed away in many years to come, your organs will be removed and will give somebody else the chance of life. IV. Preview of Main Points Here are some of the reasons that why you should become organ donor. (a) There is a critical organ shortage (b) You could save as many as 8 lives (c) Misconceptions about organ donation (d) Organ donation cost you nothing and it is easy to register [Now, I am going to begin by telling you about the needs for organ donations.]

BODY 1. There is a critical organ shortage A) There are many people around the world as well as in Malaysia need organ transplant to continue their life. i. There are over 15,000 people currently waiting for an organ donation. ii. Every 15 minutes, a new person is added to the national transplant waiting list. As many as 10 people die every day waiting for an organ. B) Organ donation is very important. i. Malaysia has the lowest number of organ donors compared to others countries. Organ donation rate in Malaysia was at 0.636 for every one million population. ii. In Spain, 34.35 per one million of the population were donors, followed by the United States (25.49), the United Kingdom (15.07), Australia (11.33) and Singapore (5.0). [Im sure that now you can see the need for people like you in our country to donate your organs. However, do you know that an organ donor can save at least 8 lives?] 2. You could save as many as 8 lives A) By donating a number of organs or tissues at once, one organ donor can provide the gift of life to many people. i. A living donor can donates a renewable tissue, cell, or fluid (e.g. blood, skin), or donates an organ or part of an organ in which the remaining organ can regenerate or take on the workload of the rest of the organ (primarily single kidney donation, partial donation of liver, small bowel). ii. A deceased donor can provide six types of organs: kidney, pancreas, liver, lungs, heart, and intestines. And tissues (such as bones, skin, heart valves and veins) and corneas. [Now you can see how an organ donor offer another person a second chance in life. However, there are some misconceptions about organ donation.]

3. Misconceptions about organ donation A) A doctor will not work to save your life if you are a donor. i. Doctors work every day to save lives. Doctors will do everything in their power to save your life. Organ donation will only consider once all livesaving efforts have been exhausted. ii. Besides, doctors are extremely unlikely to know whether you are on the donor registry before you have been declared legally dead. B) The body will be disfigured from the collection of organs i. You will be treated with the up most respect in the surgery and the same procedures apply to the body as a living body. ii. Surgeons only take what is needed, with the minimum number of incisions, and they will repair those incisions. Prostheses can also be used if bones are taken. C) My religion prohibits organ donation i. All major religions support organ donation.

[Well, now some of you might want to donate your organs when you die. But you might be asking, how can I make sure my organs are going to be donated after I die? Let me tell you] 4. Organ donation cost you nothing and it is easy to register A) Organ donation cost you nothing i. An organ donor and his or her family are never billed for any expenses related to organ donation. ii. Organ donors also never receive any compensation for organ donation.

B) It is easy to become an organ donor i. Talk with your family about your decision. They will be involved in the donation arrangements when you die. If they do not know your wishes of becoming a donor, your wishes may never be carried out. ii. Fill out, sign and carry a uniform donor card with you.

[You can see that it isnt difficult to be an organ donor. Now, let me summarize the reasons to become an organ donor]

CONCLUSION I. Summary of Main Points In conclusion, the reasons to become an organ donor are: a) There is a critical organs shortage in Malaysia b) An organ donor can save many peoples lives c) Doctors will do everything to save your life even you are an organ donor d) All religion support organ donation e) It is easy to register as organ donor at no cost II. Memorable Concluding Statement As you can easily see, donating your organs can be one of the most important decisions you ever make and also the greatest gift you could ever give. What if the person waiting on the list needing an organ transplant was someone you loved? Imagine if you had a brother or sister who had unexpectedly died and you were able to meet the person who received their heart, for example. Think of the satisfaction and possible comfort knowing that your brother or sister provided life for somebody else. So, please make the decision to become an organ and tissue donor. Remember: Share your life. Share your decision.