Persuasive Speech 2

Persuasive Speech 2 - Sean Scott Persuasive Speech #2...

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Sean Scott Persuasive Speech #2 Outline April 27, 2008 COMS 130 Purpose: To persuade the audience to accept my position and to donate blood through the American Red Cross. Organization Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Thesis: We all expect help to be available for us when we need it, but only a fraction of the people eligible to donate blood actually do so. However, sooner or later virtually all of us may face a time of vulnerability in which we may need blood, and it usually comes unexpected. In order to save lives and to have the help available that we need to do so, the audience should donate blood through the American Red Cross to help people around the entire nation in need. I. Introduction: A. Attention- Primarily governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, the American Red Cross is a nationwide network of over 700 chapters and 36 blood services regions, now broken up into 9 divisions. 1.The American Red Cross is dedicated to saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergency situations around the entire nation 2.Pertaining more specifically to my position on blood donation, I discovered the Red Cross is the largest supplier of blood and blood products to over 3,000 hospitals around the nation and also assists victims of international disasters and conflicts in various places worldwide. 3.Of the organizations over 6 billion dollars in annual revenues, blood and blood products generate over 2 billion. It is important that those eligible of blood donation do so in order to continue to assist those in need. B.Throughout this presentation, the audience will learn to find out how and where they can donate blood, why they should do so, and just what exactly they are helping by their donations. Transition: There are some general guidelines that the audience should be aware of when questioning donating blood II. Body: A.According to the American Red Cross web site, there are blood donation eligibility guidelines in order to be qualified to donate. I will provide the audience with a brief overview of what they need to be aware of. 1. From the web site was this list GENERAL GUIDELINES ”To give blood for transfusion to another person, you must be healthy, be at least 17 years old or 16 years old if allowed by state law, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the
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last 8 weeks (56 days) or a donation of double red cells in the last 16 weeks (112 days). "Healthy" means that you feel well and can perform normal activities. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, "healthy" also means that you are
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