Outline for Organ Donation Speech
III. According to the U. S Department of Health and Human Services every 10 mintues another person in need is added to the Organ and Donor tansplant waiting list. IV. Organ Donation is the gift of Life, Providing others in need with healthy organs and tissues. Thesis Statement Becoming an organ donor is simple and can save the lives of many individuals needing help. Body I. Registering to become a organ donor will save lives, giving the greatest gift of all: Life A. becoming an organ donor is a simple task everyone should take time to consider. A Single person has the opportunity to save up to 8 Lives. . Make the commitment and register: Decide to be an organ and tissue donor Sign up: Your decision to be a donor may help to save or enhance over 50 lives. 2. Organ donation begins with a person who recognizes an opportunity to help others and saves or enhances the lives of several others. B. Why donate: Every 10 minutes someone has been added to the waiting list for a transplant. 79 people a day recieve organ transplants How You can Help: 1. Donate Life Florida: Non-Profit Org. Contracted by the State of Fl to create the states Organ, tissue and eye donor registry.
Volunteer: assist with Educational programs, Public speaking, Staffing Information tables at DMV & Health Fairs Speak up: 2. Campus challenge: Launched in 2009, Campaign to bring together organ and tissue donation organizations and universities, colleges & other post-secondary campuses to educate on the critical need for donors Transition: After Registering and signing up to become an organ donor you are placed on Floridas organ, tissue and eye donor registry and consent to having your organs, tissues and eyes available for transplantation upon death II. The process of organ donation and transplantation: Saving Lives A. ost donors are victims of severe head trauma, a brain anerurysm or stroke, once the medical team has exhausted all possible lifesaving efforts and the patient no longer responds doctors test for brain death. 1. OPO: Organ Procurement Organization: Contacted by hospital staff with information on the deceased to confirm his or her potential to donate 2. Matching Donors & Recipients: the OPO contacts the OPTN (Organ procurement and transplantation network) to begin the search for matching recipients. a computer program matches donor organs with recipients based upon charactoristics: blood type, tissue type, height and weight 3.
Maintaining the Donor: donor is maintained on artificial support and the condition of each organ is monitored by medical staff 4. Recovering and Transporting Organs: the OPO arranges the arrival & departure times of the transplant surgical team. donor is taken to OR where organs and tissues are recovered. Time is of the essence here, organs must get to their new homes very quickly. 5. Transplanting Organs: the transplant begins as soon as the organs arrive at the hospital, the recipient is already prepped and in the OR waiting for their life saving organ. B. Key Terms: 1.
Brain Death: Tissue Recovieries: Eyes, Corneas, Heart Valves, Bones & Skin Grafts. Organs: Heart, Liver, Pancreas, Kidneys, Lungs and Small Bowel. Transition: Just because the body of your loved ones is not present anymore, they still live on in the lives of others. III. Becoming a organ donor allows you or your loved ones to live on and continue helping others.