After making your donation, assuming it’s accepted, your body could end up in one of a number of different places. Once the application is complete, your say in the matter ends. Most of us picture nervous medical school students hovering over a cadaver, ready to practice a specific procedure. That’s likely. But equally as likely is a medical researcher testing out a new treatment or surgical technique.

In some cases, fitness instructors may use your “anatomical gift” for research or plastic surgeons for practice.