Specific Purpose: To encourage the audience to donate blood to the blood bank donors.
Thesis Statement: The blood need is increasingly growing among the population; therefore, it is significant to donate blood as it goes into helping thousands of needy people.
A. Material for attention: How does it feel when someone is in need of something? How can the longing be if it is something that one cannot live without for a long time? Okay, that is exactly what happens when someone is in need of blood. Many people due to various conditions are in positions that they require blood. The blood need may be urgent, but, there are no available in the hospitals. This calls for wait from any willing donor. The wait can be so long, and that is reason why it is essential to donate donors.
B. Audience tie: Imagine if the person waiting patiently for blood donation is one or close relations.
C. Preview of the Thesis: This is the reason as to why today the topic is blood donation. We will discuss on why blood donation is significant, the need to donate blood and the persons who qualify to donate blood.
[The body, of the presentation follows]: the discussion will start with the significance of blood donation.
- Many people in the world and in the midst need blood donations. These people need help from amongst ourselves.
1. The greatest problem that, there is the lack of blood donors and blood that is needed by those who require and deserve the blood for treatment.
a. The blood is needed by mothers during child birth and pregnancy, and to treat anemic children (World Health Organization 25).
b. The need for patients who need urgent blood donations increases in every moment. Every passing minute, a person is added to the list of those who need blood donation. This includes victims of disasters, accidents and many others. This means by the time we are through with the discussion several needy patients will be there requiring blood transfusion.
1) A problem arises as about a dozen people die each day as they wait for blood donors.
2) The deaths are there because there are only few populaces around the globe who are enthusiastic to donate their blood to the blood banks.
c. Any person can choose to donate blood to any of the many blood banks across the world.
2. The need to donate blood
a. Many people loose blood through accidents and disasters.
b. Patients require blood that matches their blood groups.
1) There are various blood groups that exist, and there are precise donors for definite recipients.
2) The blood in the blood banks are not enough to cater for the many cases that arise.
[Transition: Going by the discussion hope many are seeing the significance and need of donating blood. Many of the people are now ready to donate blood, but, are asking who is qualified to donate blood? The next section talks about that.]
B. The people qualified to donate blood include;
1. Any adult who has the average age of between 16-65 years, is in robust health, and weighs over 50kgs (Christopher 32).
2. A person can also donate blood after the age of 65years if he or she is certified medically fit.
[Transition: As it has been discussed donating blood is not a difficult task. Donating blood has some advantages as we are going to see below.]
C. Blood donation is an example of a direct way of impacting on somebody’s life.
1. Donating blood can make a difference to the lives of so many people across the world.
2. The donation of blood is confidential and safe. The blood that is donated replaces the lost fluid within hours. In addition, the cellular contents is replaced by 2-3 weeks, as adult blood is about 5-6 litres.
3. The process of donating blood is easy and extremely quick. The process of donation takes about 4-11 minutes.
A. Transition/ Brake light: donating blood is a significant decision one can make as discussed. In addition, it is a gift and sacrifice that one can make to save and help others.
B. Summary: The significance and need of donating blood has been discussed. The way a person can donate blood and those that are qualified to donate blood. In addition, the benefits that blood donations have on individuals and society.
C. Audience engagement: how can one feel when a person the needs blood urgently is your blood relation? Put yourself in circumstances where one loses an influential person as there was no blood in the infirmary. Think of a possibility or situation that your blood was used in saving the being of an individual who was about to lose life because of blood.
D. Closing Remarks: The discussion will conclude with a reflection on how decision making on blood donation can help save the lives of many people.
World Health Organization. Screening Donated Blood for Transfusion-Transmissible Infections: Recommendations. New York: World Health Organization, 2010. Print.
Christopher, Hillyer. Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine: Basic Principles & Practice. West Bengal: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007. Print.