Have you ever heard someone say, "I'd give a kidney for that much money?"  Well, now we know just how much money that is.

Would You Really Ever Sell A Body Part?

Let me first say, that I'd never condone any of this.  Putting your life at risk for a buck is stupid.  Nonetheless, it makes for an interesting read.  Here's how much your parts are worth.

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Credit TheMarySue and Canva
  • Kidney, $262,000 in the U.S.

Don't ask me how you would even go about selling the rest of this and still be alive to spend the cash.

Can You Still Live Without These Body Parts?

  • Liver, $157,000.
  • Heart, $119,000.
  • Small intestine, $2,519.
  • Pair of eyeballs, $1,525.
  • Skull with teeth, $1,200.
  • Scalp, $607.
  • Spleen, $508.
  • Stomach, $508.
  • Hand and forearm, $385.
  • Pint of blood, $337
  • Skin, $10 per square inch.

This all means, when you die, your body could be harvested for $810,381.

Why Is There A Black Market For Body Parts

And here's why there's a black market.  In the U.S., there are about 113,100 people currently waiting for an organ transplant and there were 14,144 organs donated in 2011.  Eighteen people die every day waiting for a transplant.  It's really quite sad because there would be a good supply of potential parts if every eligible person decided to become an organ and tissue donor.

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