Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Donating Blood General Purpose: To Persuade. Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to donate blood regularly if their blood is safe to be transferred to another human being. Organizational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Visual Aid : Picture of Donation Site Claim : Value INTRODUCTION I. Attention Step: A. Attention Getter: One day while Jim was enjoying one of his favorite hobbies, flying small airplanes, the airplane crashed and Jim suffered broken bones and serious burns over most of his body. He was rushed to the hospital and lives today only because of people like you. B. Purpose Statement: This is why today, I urge you to go out and donate blood. C. ID of Opposition/Fair Hearing: I know some of you may hate the thought of needles or think that giving blood won’t really help. But, please consider what I say and make a better informed decision after hearing the benefits I present in this speech. D. Significance: People like you made a conscious decision to donate blood and it’s their blood that has given Jim life. It is highly probably that you or someone you know will need a blood transfusion. According to the article “ Donate ” by Sonya Gonzales in the New York Times in 2009, you are the new generation of donors— people in their late teens and early twenties. He says that this "new generation of donors is the key to our blood supply today and tomorrow." E. Credibility: Through extensive research and personal experience of giving blood, I have learned how important it is to donate blood. F. Preview Statement: After explaining the need for a sufficient blood supply, the donation process, and benefits of giving blood I hope you will decide to save people’s lives by donating blood. TRANSITION: Now, let’s begin with the need for blood donation.
BODY II . Need Step A. Sonya Gonzales is also quoted as saying, "the stress on the blood supply is increasing." 1. The demand for blood never lets up because according to Sara Saldana, author of “ Give Blood ” in Weekly Reader , 2010, every day thousands of people need donations to survive. 2.
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