There are many myths related to organ donation, but most of them are relatively false, and in order to be well informed, you must know what organ donation is, how it works as well as how you can become an organ donor and what organs you can donate. 1. Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Organs you can donate include: kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, skin, bone, bone marrow, and cornea 2. Organ donations usually occur for patients with kidney failure, heart disease, lung disease, and cirrhosis of the liver.
For patients who need a kidney or a liver, a living donor’s organs can be utilized, since we are already born with an extra kidney and the liver is regenerative. However, if the patient needs a heart, lung, pancreas or cornea, the organ needs to come from a deceased donor. 3. A transplant is usually the last course of action in the treatment of a patient, but if the patient is willing and able, it can be a good option. If the patient consents to an organ transplant, doctors put the patient’s name on a list by the United Network for Organ Sharing.
I. The United Network for Organ Sharing has a database with all transplant patients awaiting organs and information on all organ transplant centers around the country, and the board of directors, which is made up of transplant doctors, establishes policies that decide who will get which organs. Body: Two –Five main Points I. Arguments against organ donation A. .People of all ages and backgrounds can be organ donors, and if you are under 18, you must get permission from your parent before registering as an organ donor. B.
Organ donation is consistent with the beliefs of most religions, including Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, and most branches of Judaism II. How to become an organ donor and the benefits of organ donation A. Register with your state donor registry by going to organdonor. gov and registering online according to what state you reside in. All you have to do is enter in some basic information, such as your name, address, height, gender, and race, and also what specific organs you are willing to donate after your death B.
Designate your decision on your driver’s license, as well as when you renew it. III. Benefits that come along with organ donation A. The satisfaction of being able to save lives even when you are already gone, and some families feel that knowing their loved one has helped save a life in turn helps them in coping with their loss. B. You will be leaving this world knowing that if you weren’t able to help someone while you were alive at least you’re doing it now that you’ve passed away. Conclusion I. So why not help and save someone else by giving them something that you are no longer in need of?
So many patients who are in need of a new organ just want a second chance at life, and it is so easy to help them. II. Anyone and everyone can do it, and the process is very simple. You will leave this world knowing you made a difference III. Becoming an organ donor is a very important decision that will not only impact your life but the lives of many others as well. IV. Before doing the research for this speech, I had never really considered or even thought about the potential of me becoming an organ donor.
However, now that I am more informed on the subject, it seems like a no brainer to just register to donate my organs. If you really think about it, are you going to be using your organs in your grave when you die? as of November 26, 2010, there are 9,729 registered organ donors and, as of yesterday, 109,966 are waiting list candidates for organ transplants. Please help change these numbers by registering to become organ donors, and together, we can all be satisfied knowing that we will, in the future, save someone’s life