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What's Your Dead Body Worth?

Sources: Associated Press, Body Brokers: Inside America's Underground Trade in Human Remains by Annie Cheney.

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Heart

The heart and other internal organs are used by surgeons for practice and to develop new techniques.

Price: $500

Of Note: Tissue banks are inspected by the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the tissue supply to hospital patients is free of disease. The government does not, however, regulate bodies and body parts for research and education.

Sources: Associated Press, Body Brokers: Inside America's Underground Trade in Human Remains by Annie Cheney.