Organ Donation Persuasive Essay

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Three question for the audience:

Did you know that you have the power to save other people’s lives? You may ask, how? It is easy, just register to become an organ donor. By doing this many people can benefit with your organs after your death.
According to Live in New York Incorporate, more than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for organ transplants. Of these, more than 10,000 live right here, in the New York area. On average, 18 people die every day while waiting for organ transplants in the U.S., and every 10 minutes, another name is added to the waiting list. In New York State, someone dies every 15 hours waiting for an organ transplant. Tomorrow can be you or any member of your family or someone you know, who will need an organ transplant to continue their lives. Today we are healthy, but tomorrow we will not know what could happen to our health and well-being. You can make a difference
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The story started with John who was eighteen senior in high school. He was riding home from football practice when a car sideswipe his motorcycle, leaving him “brain-dead.” Several months before the accident John and his family had watched a television program about organ donation. He told his family that organ donation was a great idea. John parents remembered that he was interested in being an organ donor. They give the hospital permission to use his healthy organs. Within hours, John’s heart was transplanted to a thirty-nine-year-old father of four. One kidney was given to a young science teacher, and the other was transplanted into a seventeen-year-old waitress who had been surviving on kidney dialysis for four years. John’s liver was transplanted into a nineteen-year-old college student, and two other people were able to see again with the corneas from John’s
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