"Persuasive Speech on Blood Donation" is an outstanding example of a paper on transplantation and donation. Blood donation is not only advantageous for the receiver but also for the donor and the perceptions that people keep related to blood donation need to be corrected. According to Kristie Leong (2008), with blood donation not only the receiver is benefited but the health of the donor is also improved. Blood donation for safety Patient able to recover his health Blood volume recovers within 72 hours Excessive iron needs to be removed The donor is able to stay away from chronic diseases Al-Drees (2008) reports that blood donation and transfusion are safe medical procedures due to which, the donors have no risk of gaining diseases or sicknesses. Misconceptions about blood donation Fear of needles, bad health, and lack of knowledge related to contaminated equipment (Pamphilon, 1995) Monitoring of explicit knowledge related to blood donation Benefits of blood donation Better health because of blood donation Persuasive Speech on Blood Donation Blood plays an important role in the lives of human beings as it is an essential constituent of our bodies.
The issue of blood donation is controversial as people are not fully aware of the facts related to blood donation.
People avoid donating blood on the basis of their wrong perceptions related to their disadvantageousness. Blood donation is not only advantageous for the receiver but also for the donor and the perceptions that people keep related to blood donation need to be corrected. According to Kristie Leong (2008), with blood donation not only the receiver is benefited but the health of the donor is also improved. Blood is usually donated for the safety of persons who are suffering from any physical illness, injuries, or any other problem.
After obtaining blood, the patients are able to be brought back to normal health and their normal routine of living. However, the donors are able to recover their donated blood within a short span of time. According to Handin, Lux, and Stossel (2003), the donor is able to recover the volume of his blood within seventy-two hours, which means within three days. Studies indicate that excessive iron requires to be removed from the body in order to protect the body from physical illness and infections.
Because of blood donation, the donors are able to stay away from chronic diseases such as heart diseases and cancer as they donate their excess iron that they gain because of their routine eating habits (Leong, 2008). Al-Drees (2008) reports that blood donation and transfusion are safe medical procedures due to which, the donors have no risk of gaining diseases or sicknesses. People have erroneous perceptions about the disadvantageousness of blood transfusion. The reasons given by people who abstain from donating blood are fear of needles, bad health, and a mistaken belief that the equipment that is employed during blood donation is contaminated (Pamphilon, 1995).
There should be a monitoring of explicit knowledge related to misconceptions of people regarding blood donation. The people should also be informed about the benefits they get by donating blood. Due to blood donation, the donors do not endanger their health but gain better health. It has been proved by medical researches that blood donation is not disadvantageous for the donor; however, people keep wrong perceptions about this issue. The donor and receiver of blood both are benefited because of blood donation.
Al-Drees, Abdul Majeed. (2008). Attitude, Belief and Knowledge about Blood Donation and Transfusion in Saudi Population. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences 24 (1). Retrieved on 26th May 2009 from http://pjms.com.pk/issues/janmar08/pdf/transfusion.pdf
Handin, Robert I., Lux, Samuel E. and Stossel, Thomas P. (2003). Blood: Principles and Practice of Hematology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Also available at http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=H85dwxYTKLwC
Leong, Kristie. (2008, February 20). The Incredible Health Benefits of Donating Blood. HealthMad. Retrieved on 26th May 2009 from http://www.healthmad.com/Health/The-Incredible-Health-Benefits-of-Donating-Blood.85641
Pamphilon, Derwood H. (1995). Modern Transfusion Medicine: A Practical Approach. London: CRC Press. Also available at http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=xSs_6MLq9WQC