This Is How Much Your Body Parts Are Actually Worth

Y’know, just in case…

In 2012,, an online resource for aspiring medical transcriptionists, created an infographic quoting how much certain organs and limbs would sell for (based on black market value and medical demand). The graph also explains why corpse listings on the black market is not as creepy or absurd as we might think.

2. If you were at all curious (or short on rent this month… JUST KIDDING), this is what your body is worth:

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Pair of Eyeballs: $1,525
Skull with Teeth: $1,200
Scalp: $607
Shoulder: $500
Coronary Artery: $1,525
Heart: $119,000
Liver: $157,000
Hand and Forearm: $385
Spleen: $508
Stomach: $508
Small Intestine: $2,519
Kidney: $262,000 (in the U.S.)
Pint of Blood: $337 (in the U.S.)
Gallbladder: $1,219
Skin: $10 per square inch (on average we have about 264 square inches of flesh, so cash that in at ~$2640)

5. Grand total: $551, 473 *

*will vary based on how much skin you have

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Tanya Chen is a senior editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
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