Givining Essay

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Donating Blood

Introduction:
Most of the time, daily pressures and responsibilities force us to overlook how important
life is. We rarely take the time to consider the small things that we do for others and
how these things can affect someone else life. Having an important effect is human blood
it is something that everyone need is order to survive. Blood is something that cannot be
produced. However, the

Single source of blood that we have is from donating healthy volunteers. First, I would
like to speak about the major need for blood donors. Second, the facts about giving blood.
Finally, how donating blood can saves lives.


I. The need for blood and its donations.
A. Less than 5% of the population gives blood.
1. Fewer people give blood during the holidays.
2. One million fewer people give blood each year.
B. Blood is perishable and must be replaced frequent.
1. Red blood cells must be used within 42 days.
2. Other blood products need to use within 5 days.


II. The facts about blood and donating blood.
A. One pint is separated into components.
1. Red cells, plasma, and platelets.
2. Blood transports oxygen and fights infection.
3. Provides clotting and elimates waste.
B. Blood is screened and tested.
1. Every unit is tested for disease and to determine the blood type.
2. The four different types of blood are (A, B, AB, and O).
3. Type O negative is called the universal donor.
4. Type O positive is the most common blood type.

C. Some facts about the need for blood
1. Every two seconds someone in U.S needs blood.
2. One out of ten people who go to hospital need blood
3. Sickle cell disease affects more than 80,000 and can require frequent blood transfusion.
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