This lesson looks at organ donation and how it saves lives. Children will explore what each of the major organs do, and what happens to the body when health issues arrive in organs. Then, they will look at how transplants work, and read about the first ever organ transplant.
This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
- Debate issues around organ donation, such as ‘should we refuse to donate to smokers’ and ‘should people who have looked after their body get priority on donation lists?’
- Imagine you’ve had organ donation surgery and write a thank you letter to your donor
- Write an imaginary diary entry for the day you’re about to have donation surgery
- Investigate heart donation surgery, which is the most complex procedure of all the major organ donation surgeries
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
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The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.