Speech Goal – I want my audience to donate blood regularly if their blood is safe to be transferred to another human being.
I. Attention Step –
A. Superheroes! Growing up most of us have imagined being a superhero. Whether it was superman or batman for the boys or wonder woman for the girls the appeal was the extraordinary powers they held in the good they did. Although none of us have super powers we all have the ability to do good and be a hero.
II. Need Step – Now, let’s begin with the need that every community has to offer. The need is for blood.
A. The demand for blood never lets up because everyday thousands of people need donations to survive
1. “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood” (American Red Cross).
2. “More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day” (American Red Cross).
B. “Ninety-seven percent of the people in the United States will need blood at some point in their lives” (Gard).
1. People young and old, short and tall require transfusions to replace blood they’ve lost during surgery, because of accidents or internal bleeding, and to treat diseases.
2. The red cells from donation are being used in the following ways (Blood Service):
a. 34% cancer and blood diseases
b. 19% other causes of anemia
c. 18% surgical patients including open heart surgery and burns
d. 13% other medical problems including heart, stomach, and kidney disease
e. 10% orthopedic patients including fractures and joint replacements
f. 4% obstetrics including pregnant women, new mothers, and young children
g. 2% trauma including road accidents
III. Satisfaction Step – Now that we know the problem, let’s move on to the solution.
A. I want you to want to donate blood.
B. www.RedCrossBlood.org has outlined the simple qualifications of donating blood and I would like to share that information...