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Blood Donation

Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the criteria for becoming a blood donor, Central Idea: To inform the audience about blood donation A.As you sit in a classroom at New River Community College, you may not think that saving a life is something you would do today, but, in fact, it's quite easy to do. The first thing that may come to mind is some sort of emergency rescue.2. The easiset way to save a life is blood donation.a. done in less than 1 hourb. relatively painlessc. you can do it on your own scheduleB.Today, I am going to explain many aspects of blood donation.C.I have given blood before and I am aware of the questionnaire and procedures used during the blood donation process.D.I want to make everyone clear on how the process works.E.I will explain the criteria that makes a person eligible to donate blood, how the procedure for blood donating goes, and who benefits from blood donation.II.Body of SpeechA.It is relatively easy to become a blood donor.1.Before going to a blood drive or a blood donation center there are a few general qualifications that a person must meet.2.A person must be in overall good health on the day of the donation, be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and have not donated in the previous 56 days.3.If these preliminary conditions are met, a person is then able to fill out a questionnaire, which asks specific questions about a persons lifestyle to determine their level of risk.4.A person who has any of the following cannot donate blood:a. cold or flu symptomsb. has been taking antibiotics within the previous two daysc. has been tattooed or unprofessionally body pierced in the past 12 monthsd. has an increased risk of HIV and other STDse. has spent longer than 3 months in a country where Mad Cow disease is seen5.This is only a summary of the questions asked by the American Red Cross before blood donation. A complete listing can be found on their website ( a pote...

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