Organ donation usually takes the form the transplantation of an organ or organs from a dead donor in order to save the life of someone who is gravely ill suffering from disease, injury or organ failure, but organs can also be donated for research and sometimes organs can even be donated from living donors. The kidneys, heart, pancreas, intestines, lungs, bones, bone marrow, skin, and corneas are commonly donated either as whole organs or partial tissue transplants, and most countries have thousands to hundreds of thousands of people awaiting organ transplants. However many people die every year waiting for organ transplants, organ transplants operations are hugely time sensitive and most countries suffer from a donor shortage. Should countries address this shortage by making organ donation compulsory for all citizens? Or is there a better way to maximise the number of organ donors and save more lives of those awaiting transplants?