I’ll rest when I’m dead. That’s an adage that has become a lot less accurate over the past few years as body donations have been on the rise. “The University of Minnesota said it received more than 550 cadavers last year, up from 170 in 2002. The University at Buffalo got almost 600 last year, a doubling over the past decade. Others that reported increases include Duke University, the University of Arizona and state agencies in Maryland and Virginia. ScienceCare, a national tissue bank, now receives 5,000 cadavers a year, twice as many as in 2010.”

+ NatGeo: The Secret Lives of Cadavers. (I already have plans to maintain my cadaver’s social media accounts.)